Goldenbridge Cemetery Tour

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 10:30am

Visitors can once again experience the atmospheric surrounds of Goldenbridge Cemetery on our guided tours through Ireland’s first garden cemetery. Founded by Daniel O’Connell almost 200 years ago, as Ireland’s first non-denominational burial ground, visitors can walk through this unspoilt 19th century garden cemetery and learn about its unique history, including the vaults, the watchmen, the Cuban guard dogs and the body snatchers. Led by professional tour guides, the tour will visit the graves of two former Taoisigh as well as the graves of the many men, women and children buried here, whose stories shine a light on 19th Century Irish life and society.


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Richmond Barracks to Kilmainham Walking Tour


Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 12 noon

The walk from Richmond Barracks to Kilmainham is steeped in Dublin’s rich historical and political landscape. Starting in Richmond Barracks which was built in 1810, visitors will learn about its history as one of Ireland’s largest army barracks, where it housed and trained every regiment of the British army during its 100 year history. It is perhaps more commonly known today as the place where the leaders of the 1916 Rising were held and court martialled before their march to execution in nearby Kilmainham Gaol. As you walk in the footsteps of these men, you will discover the many hidden histories and local heroes who also shaped the face of Irish history and Irish culture. Led by professional tour guides, visitors will learn about poets, plaques and patriots and uncover the many stories of this remarkable place.


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Further information about the tours and accessibility can be found here.

If you have any questions please contact our team at  cultureconnects@dublincitycouncilculturecompany.ie or on +353 1-5820077

Page last updated: 19 July 2021