Gravediggers and Resurrectionists
Date October 28th - October 29th
Location Glasnevin Cemetery, Finglas Road, Dublin 11
Some of Bram Stoker’s more ghoulish stories, including that of Dracula, were inspired in part by the very real activities of “resurrectionists” or graverobbers who provided fresh cadavers to go under the scalpels of medical students at the Royal College of Surgeons, Trinity College Dublin and even the Catholic University of Dublin. Experience this spellbinding walking tour of Glasnevin Cemetery – Europe’s second largest – taking in the graves of the famous and infamous and the stories of those who have passed on from this life into the next.
The tour concludes outside Kavanagh’s Pub, also known as The Gravedigger’s, where refreshments, including Ciarán Kavanagh’s traditional coddle, will be available for your purchase and enjoyment.
Age suitability: 18+
All elements of the tour (apart from Daniel O’Connell’s crypt which is accessed via steps) are wheelchair accessible.
Meet at the on-site box-office at Glasnevin Cemetery Museum from 1pm. Tour starts at 1.30pm.
*Ticket includes admission to the Museum before or after the tour.