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Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Busy August for Glasnevin

From now until the end of August, an extra tour (at 1pm) has been added to Glasnevin Cemetery's daily schedule.

This means that Historical Walking Tours will be taking place 11.30am, 1pm and 2.30pm, seven days a week. Each tour lasts just over one hour and gives a valuable insight to this unique burial place and into the final resting place of those who have helped shaped Ireland's past and present.

For this month only, there will also be a special re-enactment of Patrick Pearse’s oration at the graveside of Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa. This is at 2.30pm, every day.

In addition, there will be two special tours as part of Heritage Week. Shane MacThomáis, Historian to Glasnevin Trust, will give his own free tour of the cemetery at 3.30pm on Saturdays 18 and 25 August. While there is no charge for this tour, booking is essential as places are limited. Please contact the museum on 01 882 6550 to make a reservation.

Another Heritage Week event will take place on Sunday 19 August at 2.30pm when Historian Tim Pat Coogan will give a lecture on 'Michel Collins and the Bankers'. Tickets cost €10. Booking is essential and places are limited, so book early to avoid disappointment.