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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01 882 6550. Tours from €6.50 per student. Booking is essential.