Richmond Barracks

Christmas Fair: Goldenbridge Cemetery Tour

Goldenbridge Cemetery is Ireland's first garden cemetery and was founded by ‘the Liberator’ Daniel O’Connell almost 200 years ago.

Visitors will be guided through this unspoilt cemetery and learn about its unique history, including the vaults, the armed guards, the Cuban bloodhounds, the body snatchers and the people buried in the historically significant and interesting graves within its walls.

You will hear the stories of two former Taoisigh and their family member Vol. Thomas Burke killed in action in the Easter Rebellion. A new stone has been erected over Eugene Lynch, killed in 1916, aged eight years. We will visit the resting place of a rebel priest of 1798 and Doctor Bob Kenny, who befriended Parnell and James Joyce.

“A hidden gem … a peaceful resting place full of history” - Tripadvisor review

Please note, the tour through the Garden Cemetery takes place on uneven terrain and paths, and we ask all visitors to wear sturdy footwear and please follow the guide's instructions and directions at all times. This is an outdoor experience, so please dress for all weathers. Whilst walking tours are a safe and enjoyable experience, our group size is limited to ensure social distancing.

The meeting point is at Richmond Barracks.

Goldenbridge Cemetery is owned and managed by Dublin Cemeteries Trust.

The tour is free, but we kindly request you book your place using the link below.

Book your place here

This event repeats daily.