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Glasnevin Cemetery
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The graves and tombs of many leading lights in recent Irish history are collected together at Dublin’s Glasnevin Cemetery, one of the city’s most popular attractions.

More than 1.5 million people have been interred in the grand necropolis since 1928, with the rich and famous lying alongside paupers, politicians, artists, heroes and warriors.

It was established in 1832 by Daniel O’Connell, the famous political leader who campaigned for Catholic emancipation in the 19th Century.

He is one of the many famous residents of Ireland’s largest cemetery, his tomb handily signposted by a modern replica of a round tower. Others include nationalist leader Charles Stewart Parnell, revolutionary Michael Collins, writer and painter Christy Brown and human rights activist Roger Casement.

Glasnevin was designed to be a resting place for people of all faiths, a response to the refusal of Protestant cemeteries to bury Catholics, and its history is told in compelling detail through its own award-winning museum.

It charts the eventful social and political history of Ireland through the lives of the people buried at Glasnevin. The City of the Dead exhibit focuses on burial practice and religious beliefs, while the Milestone Gallery features a 10-metre long timeline based on the lives of the cemetery’s most famous residents.

Get the most out of your visit by joining one of the daily tours, led by guides full of charm and banter who are desperate to share fascinating stories of grave diggers and grave robbers, outbreaks of disease and the horrors of war.

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Jurys Inn Dublin Parnell Street
Jurys Inn Dublin Parnell Street
4 out of 5
Moore Street Plaza, Parnell Street, Dublin, Dublin
Free Cancellation
The price is $68 per night from Apr 24 to Apr 25
Located in City Centre Dublin, this hotel is steps from Rotunda Hospital and O'Connell Street. Parnell Square and O'Connell Bridge are also within 10 minutes. ...
4.3/5Excellent! (995 reviews)
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Holiday Inn Express Dublin City Centre, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Express Dublin City Centre, an IHG Hotel
3.5 out of 5
28-32 O'Connell Street Upper, Dublin
The price is $78 per night from Apr 21 to Apr 22
Located in City Centre Dublin, this hotel is steps from Rotunda Hospital and O'Connell Street. Parnell Square and O'Connell Bridge are also within 10 minutes. ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,031 reviews)
"Very friendly staff. Clean and modern hotel. The main negative was the room window was facing onto a very busy beer garden so was very noisy from 7 pm -11.30 pm (say might be even worse when pubs are allowed to return to 2 am or 3 am close times). While they have put in noise reduction efforts such ..."

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2020

Holiday Inn Express Dublin City Centre, an IHG Hotel
The Fleet
The Fleet
4 out of 5
19-20 Fleet Street, Dublin, Dublin
The price is $98 per night from Apr 18 to Apr 19
Located in Temple Bar, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Trinity College and Dublin Castle. St. Stephen's Green and St. Patrick's Cathedral are also within ...
4.2/5Very Good! (997 reviews)
Gorgeous
"Love this hotel, have stayed before. The rooms are lovely, apart from the bed being quite small. The bar/lobby area is beautiful and well worth sitting for a drink. Great location for everything, Tesco just across the road for convenience too."

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2020

The Fleet
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Jurys Inn Dublin Parnell Street
Jurys Inn Dublin Parnell Street
4 out of 5
Moore Street Plaza, Parnell Street, Dublin, Dublin
The price is $68 per night from Apr 24 to Apr 25
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Holiday Inn Express Dublin City Centre, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Express Dublin City Centre, an IHG Hotel
3.5 out of 5
28-32 O'Connell Street Upper, Dublin
The price is $78 per night from Apr 21 to Apr 22
Holiday Inn Express Dublin City Centre, an IHG Hotel
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The Fleet
4 out of 5
19-20 Fleet Street, Dublin, Dublin
The price is $98 per night from Apr 18 to Apr 19
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The Croke Park Hotel
The Croke Park Hotel
4 out of 5
Jones Road, Dublin, Dublin
The price is $120 per night from Apr 21 to Apr 22
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3 Bedroom Cottage Near Botanical Gardens
3 out of 5
Botanic Road, Dublin, Dublin (region)
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Harding Hotel
Harding Hotel
3 out of 5
Copper Alley, Fishamble Street, Christchurch, Dublin, Dublin
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Hotel 7 Dublin
Hotel 7 Dublin
3 out of 5
7 Gardiner Row, Dublin
The price is $92 per night from Apr 21 to Apr 22
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Egans Guest House
Egans Guest House
3 out of 5
7 Iona Park, Glasnevin, Dublin, Dublin
The price is $92 per night from Apr 23 to Apr 24
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Charming 2 Bedroom House in Cabra
3.5 out of 5
St Eithne Rd, Cabra East, Dublin, Dublin (region)
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