The suburb of Glasnevin in north Dublin is of great historical and cultural interest. It is home to Glasnevin Cemetery, where many prominent figures from Irish history are buried, including Daniel O'Connell, Charles Stewart Parnell, Michael Collins, Eamon de Valera, Countess Markievicz, Brendan Behan and singer Luke Kelly from the Dubliners. Daily walking tours of the cemetery may be taken from the museum, which details the lives of some of these people.
The National Botanic Gardens are also located in Glasnevin. There are many different species of conserved plants upon which to feast your eyes, as well as a rockery, herbaceous border, rose garden, bog garden and arboretum. The Palm House and curvilinear range of glasshouses are of architectural importance.
How to get there.
Glasnevin is jsut 3km north of the city centre on the N2. There are many different buses services both the Botanic gardens and the cemetery from the city including the 140, 40d and 88n.