Thursday 22 February 2018

Discover the fascinating hidden stories of those long deceased in Glasnevin Cemetery

Jason Kennedy

Jason Kennedy

Some of Irish history's most famous and infamous figures are buried in Glasnevin Cemetery.

Michael Collins' grave is probably the most visited in Ireland, while Daniel O'Connell's last resting pace is visible to many residents in the Dublin neighbourhood.

Last year, 1916 heroes graves were decorated and visited by thousands across the world to mark the centenary, but this year, one of Ireland's biggest tourist attractions has decided to devote a new tour to those who may not be household names.

The 'Dead Interesting' tour (see video above), which takes place in Glasnevin Cemetery at 1pm every day, shows the graves of fascinating figures such as the only woman to have two funerals at the site.

We took a tour with Chief Tour Guide Paddy Gleeson to see what other curiosities are hidden in the 124 acre site.

For more information, visit the Glasnevin Cemetery Museum website here.

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