Since the first grave was dug in 1832, Glasnevin has become a who’s who in Irish history. In an era of grave robbers, medical research on corpses without consent, and stories of the undead (Dracula author Bram Stoker was a Dubliner), watchtowers and other security features were part of the sales pitch at Glasnevin which never reported a single body snatched.
In 2010, the new visitor centre opened to rave reviews and numerous awards for it’s exhibits, but the site’s biggest achievement has to be how comfortable they’ve made it to grab a meal at their tasty cafe which overlooks the headstones.
- Official site: www.glasnevinmuseum.ie
- Irish Independent: Grave robbers, ghosts & body snatchers
- Irish Fireside: Glasnevin Cemetery: Dublin’s Oldest “New” Attraction