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Guided Tour of Bully’s Acre Cemetery


Free of charge


20/07/2024 - 28/07/2024
2:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Royal Hospital Kilmainham

An exterior image of the Royal Hospital Kilmainham. The photo is taken from the gardens, the steeple of the hospital is visible in the background. Hedges lines the path through the gardens.
Join us on the 20th, 21st, 27th and 28th at 14:00.

The three cemeteries at Royal Hospital Kilmainham are tied to its use as a nursing and retirement home for predominantly Irish veterans of the British Armed Forces in Ireland and as a place where the local communities dotted around Kilmainham could bury their loved ones.

During this tour, we will be traversing 1,500 years of history. Telling stories that exemplify the Hospital's military, medical, social and cultural history whilst also looking at how local communities would utilise the space. Sometimes for good, sometimes for nefarious reasons.

Please note that due to the ground being uneven and grassy, those with mobility issues may not find it fully accessible.


Military Road
Dublin 8
D08 FW31

046 9422450

Getting Here

By Luas: Red line to Heuston Station (8 minutes walk via Military Road.)

By Bus: Buses to Heuston Station (8 minutes walk via Military Rd): C1, C2, C3, C4 from Aston Quay. Buses to James Street (8 minutes walk via steps to Bow Lane onto Irwin Street and Military Road): 13 from O’Connell Street or Dame Street; G1 and G2 from Eden Quay.

By Car: Paid car parking – €2 for the first 3 hrs, €2/hour thereafter.

On Foot: Approx. 30 to 40 minutes from the city centre.

By Train: 8 minutes walk from Heuston Station.

Cycling: There is bike parking onsite and a number of Dublin Bikes stations located nearby.

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