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Glasnevin Museum School Tours



Glasnevin Cemetery Museum offers exciting and engaging education programmes for students of all ages. Students can learn about the events and personalities which shaped the course of Irish history one hundred years ago through guided tours of the cemetery, interactive exhibits and preparatory learning packs - all of which complement specific elements of the curriculum.

Historic tours for Primary and Secondary Schools


Students can learn about the events and personalities which shaped the course of Irish history since 1800 through guided tours of the cemetery, visiting the graves of Daniel O’Connell, Charles Stewart Parnell, Michael Collins, James Larkin, Countess Markievicz, and many more besides. Students and teachers can also make use of interactive exhibits and preparatory work packs, and curriculum-based work packs will be sent ahead of your visit to help students prepare.



Educational History Tour and Exhibition


Our renowned history tour gives students the opportunity to explore the diversity of Irish life since 1800, through the stories of the famous (and not so famous) people who are buried here.
  • Learning packs are sent in advance of your visit
  • Students gain a deeper understanding of events and personalities from The Decade of Centenaries
  • Tours are tailored to the needs of your class - and some tours are available in Irish
  • Cross curricular tours available
  • Examine interesting artefacts and interactive exhibits


WWI Tour with Handling Session


Glasnevin Cemetery Museum also offers a First World War tour with optional handling session for primary and secondary school students.

Following the First World War tour of the cemetery, students will have the opportunity to hold, comment on and ask questions about objects from the period 1914-1918.


Speechmaking Workshop


Taking the oration given by Patrick Pearse at the funeral of Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa in August 1915 and drawing on the inspiration his words gave to those present at the graveside, Glasnevin Cemetery Museum offers a speechmaking tour for students from 5th class to 2nd year.

Students will learn about the people buried at Glasnevin Cemetery who have had a positive impact  on society through politics art, literature, music or engineering and present speeches on the ideals of  these historical figures during their visit to Glasnevin. This programme incorporates elements of the English and history curriculum.

Transition Year Tour Guiding Programme


Looking for a challenging, valuable and fun program for your Transition Year class? Why not try Glasnevin’s Transition Year Tour Guiding Programme? Not only will you learn about the importance of tourism to the economy, but students will develop the skills of researching, writing and public speaking, while also exploring the history of nineteenth and twentieth century Ireland.

The program includes two visits to Glasnevin Cemetery; the first is the training portion of the programme, and on the second visit each student steps into the shoes of the tour guide and performs, informs and entertains their audience.


TY Genealogy Workshop


Glasnevin Cemetery Museum offers TY students the opportunity to delve into family history and learn the skills of a genealogist.  Students will visit Glasnevin Museum where our resident genealogist will guide them through an on-site workshop. Using a range of methodologies including demonstrations, group-work and field-work, students will explore the main principles of genealogy and develop their research skills and knowledge.

Teachers will receive lesson plans to aid the research process back in the classroom. Each student that completes the programme will receive a Certificate of Achievement.

For further information on the education programmes available at Glasnevin and how they can be adapted to suit your needs, please contact our Education Department at education@glasnevintrust.ie  or call 01 882 6550. Tours from €6.50 per student. Booking is essential.





Finglas Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 11
www.glasnevinmuseum.ie
education@glasnevintrust.ie
Ph: 01 882 6550