Daniel O’Connell founded Glasnevin Cemetery Museum as Ireland’s first multicultural institution ‘for people of all faiths and none. ‘ One million people are buried in Ireland’s national necropolis. They include many major historical, political, military, and artistic figures from both sides of Ireland’s religious and cultural divide. The Museum has a popular café and shop. It is the starting point for a range of popular guided site tours.

An immersive exhibition on three levels charts the social, historical, political and artistic development of modern Ireland through seven generations. It explores the burial customs and afterlife beliefs of over 30 faiths buried there. Glasnevin consistently retains Dublin’s number one spot on Trip Advisor. 

“a most unusual, daring and, sometimes, controversial achievement that challenges common perceptions of the role of museums in society.” European Museum of the Year Judging Panel


• 2012 European Museum of the Year – Kenneth Hudson Award
• 2011 UK Museums & Heritage Awards – Best International Museum Design
• 2011 THEA Award for Outstanding Achievement in a Museum
• 2011 Digital Media Awards – Overall Grand Prix Winner