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Arbour Hill Cemetery

The final resting place of the leaders of 1916

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Arbour Hill Cemetery

The final resting place of the leaders of 1916

See all opening times

Admission

Free

Getting here

Arbour Hill
Dublin 7
D07 YRRZ

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Trip Advisor

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Arbour Hill Cemetery

The military cemetery at Arbour Hill is the last resting place of 14 of the executed leaders of the 1916 Rising. It is therefore a place of pilgrimage for students and aficionados of this tempestuous moment in Irish history.

There is an adjoining church, the chapel for Arbour Hill Prison. At the rear of the church lies the old cemetery, containing fascinating memorials to British military personnel.

The clear focus of Arbour Hill, however, is the legend of the rising. Among those buried here are Patrick Pearse, James Connolly and Major John MacBride. Their bodies were put into an unmarked pit and covered with quicklime, but their grave has now been saved from obscurity with an impressive memorial inscribed in English and Irish.

Arbour Hill Cemetery is at the rear of the National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks, where you can currently find a large display of 1916-related material.

Opening Times

Open all year round. Monday – Friday 08:00 – 16:00 Saturday 11:00 – 16:00 Sunday 09:30 – 16:00

Average Length of Visit: 30 – 45 minutes

Guided Tours Contact phoenixparkvisitorcentre@opw.ie

Contact

Arbour Hill
Dublin 7
D07 YRRZ

01 821 3021

Getting Here

Arbour Hill is located at the rear of the National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks, which currently houses an exhibition of 1916 related material.

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Facilities

  • Car park
  • Guided tours

Restrictions

  • Appropriate footwear
  • Uneven walkways

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