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Glasnevin Cemetery The round tower (centre) stands over the tomb of Daniel O'Connell
Glasnevin Cemetery
The round tower (centre) stands over the tomb of Daniel O'Connell
Glasnevin gravestones
Mid nineteenth century plain gravestone (centre) surrounded by versions of celtic crosses, which became the fashion in the late nineteenth century.

Glasnevin Cemetery, also known as Prospect Cemetery, is the main Catholic cemetery in Dublin, the capital of Ireland. glasnevin cemetery, Dublin. ... glasnevin cemetery, Dublin. ... Daniel OConnell Daniel OConnell (6 August 1775 – 15 May 1847) (Irish: Dónal Ó Conaill), known as The Liberator or The Emancipator, was Irelands predominant political leader in the first half of the nineteenth century who championed the cause of the down-trodden Catholic population. ... celtic crosses in Glasnevin Cemetery - my image, no c/r This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... celtic crosses in Glasnevin Cemetery - my image, no c/r This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... Castle Ashby Graveyard Northamptonshire A cemetery is a place in which dead bodies and cremated remains are buried. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: , Statistics Province: Leinster County: Dáil Éireann: Dublin Central, Dublin North Central, Dublin North East, Dublin North West, Dublin South Central, Dublin South East European Parliament: Dublin Dialling Code: 01, +353 1 Postal District(s): D1-24, D6W Area: 114. ...


Established in the middle of the 19th century to replace the old burial grounds within the city, Glasnevin Cemetery contains many historically interesting monuments as well as the graves of many of Ireland's most prominent national figures - Charles Stewart Parnell and Daniel O'Connell as well as Michael Collins, √Čamon de Valera, Kevin Barry,Sir Roger Casement and Constance Markiewicz a generation later. Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 53. ... Charles Stewart Parnell, the uncrowned King of Ireland Charles Stewart Parnell[1] (27 June 1846 – 6 October 1891) was an Irish political leader and one of the most important figures in 19th century Ireland and the United Kingdom; William Ewart Gladstone described him as the most remarkable person he had... Daniel OConnell Daniel OConnell (6 August 1775 – 15 May 1847) (Irish: Dónal Ó Conaill), known as The Liberator or The Emancipator, was Irelands predominant political leader in the first half of the nineteenth century who championed the cause of the down-trodden Catholic population. ... Michael John (Mick) Collins (Irish: ; 16 October 1890 – 22 August 1922) was an Irish revolutionary leader, Minister for Finance in the Irish Republic, Director of Intelligence for the IRA, and member of the Irish delegation during the Anglo-Irish Treaty negotiations, both as Chairman of the Provisional Government and Commander... Éamon de Valera (born with the name Edward George de Valera,IPA: [1][2]) (14 October 1882 – 29 August 1975) was one of the dominant political figures in 20th century Ireland. ... Kevin Barry For the New Zealand boxing trainer Kevin Barry, see Kevin Barry (boxer) Kevin Barry (January 20, 1902 - November 1, 1920) was an Irish medical student who fought in the Irish War of Independence, becoming one of its earliest and most remembered martyrs. ... Constance Georgine Markiewicz (1868?1927), was an Irish politician and nationalist. ...


The cemetery also offers a fascinating view of the changing style of death monuments in Ireland over the last 200 years; from the austere simple high stone erections of the period up until the 1860s, to the elaborate celtic crosses of the nationalistic revival from the 1860s to 1960s, to the plain Italian marble of the late twentieth century.


Notable people buried in Glasnevin Cemetery

Further information: Burials in Glasnevin Cemetery

Éamon de Valeras grave A close up view of the de Valera gravestone Charles Stewart Parnells gravestone Though a member of the Church of Ireland, Parnell was buried in Glasnevin in view of its status - at least in the eyes of those who followed him in politics - as...

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This is a list of famous cemeteries, mausoleums and other places people are buried, world-wide. ...

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Glasnevin - Wikipedia (2324 words)
Glasnevin is a residential neighbourhood on the North side of Dublin City.
The village of Glasnevin has, of course, been much altered since Dr. Delany's time, and is now included in the city, but a few of the older houses still remain, and are readily distinguished by their old-world gardens, with their wealth of flowering shrubs and climbing plants.
Adjoining Glasnevin are the Botanic Gardens where stood the residence of Tickell, the poet and literary executor of Addison who came to Ireland as secretary to the Earl of Wharton in 1709.
Glasnevin Cemetery - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (869 words)
Glasnevin Cemetery is the main Catholic cemetery in Dublin, the capital of Ireland.
Glasnevin Cemetery reminds us how very recent Ireland's rise to economic power really is. As yet, the boom town Dublin has not found the time to prettify its past as it is represented at Glasnevin.
Broken coverstones through which one may peer into the walled crypts make Glasnevin a memento mori that can no longer be found in most of the developed world's garden cemeteries that aim to pacify, hide and obliterate, not remember, death.
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