Dick Warner beside the new museum on the grounds of Glasnevin Cemetery.
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GLASNEVIN CEMETERY -
Glasnevin Museum Dublin opened it doors in April 2010 and is a multi award winning National Heritage & Genealogy visitor attraction located in Glasnevin Cemetery in North Co Dublin. Surrounded by historically important monuments it also holds graves of many prominent national figures including Daniel O'Connell, Michael Collins and Éamon De Valera. The interactive exhibitions offer a fascinating and respectful look at the social, historical, political and artistic development of modern Ireland through the lives of the generations of people buried in Ireland's largest cemetery. Guided tours of the cemetery are offered which is a unique opportunity to learn more about Ireland's complex history. A tour would include a visit to the crypt of Daniel O'Connell, the cemetery's founder. The Museum offers the visitor facilities such as Tower Cafe as well as the Glasnevin Trust Shop which stocks a range of books and gifts. Glasnevin cemetery was established by Daniel O'Connell in 1828 as a place where people could bury their dead of all religions with dignity. Now a national monument it is a vital part of the Irish Heritage story.