Dual Field Visits: Glasnevin Cemetery & Museum, & National Botanic Gardens

National Botanic Gardens
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Glasnevin Cemetery & National Botanic Gardens, Dublin

The IBIOLI invites its members, families, friends and general public to join us on a family-friendly Dual Activity Day to Glasnevin Cemetery and Museum, and to the National Botanic Gardens, Sunday, July 19th. Choose from ONE or BOTH activities. Both tours are family-friendly events.

To facilitate with our planning, please advise if you plan to join us on the day (give the number of persons in the group), by emailing info@ibioli.net.

Looking forward to meeting you there,
Frank McGourty, Hon Secretary, IBIOLI


Activity 1: Guided Historical Tour (1.5 hours) of Glasnevin Cemetery and Museum

Beginning at 11.30am

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Glasnevin Cemetary

Glasnevin Cemetery and Museum are both the guardians and storytellers for over 1.5 million people. From the ordinary to the truly extraordinary, these people helped shape the Ireland of today. Share their stories and times with the professional tour guides through tours of the cemetery, and a visit to the museum. The Glasnevin Trust is a not-for-profit organisation and all proceeds are used to sustain and improve their cemeteries to ensure they are places of beauty, interest and intrigue.

For further information see: http://www.glasnevintrust.ie/

Highlights:

  • Join us for historical tours though the Glasnevin Cemetery, Ireland's Necropolis
  • Explore the Glasnevin Museum, recipient of the Kenneth Hudson Award at the European Museum Awards 2012
  • Enjoy the museum's impressive Tower Cafe and the Glasnevin Museum Shop.

Admission:

Glasnevin Museum is situated beside the National Botanic Gardens and is linked by a pathway. Parking is available on site, and the museum and the tour are wheelchair accessible.


Activity 2: Guided Tour (1.5 hours) of National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Beginning at 2pm

About the National Botanic Gardens

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The National Botanic Gardens, Dublin

Located just 3 km from Dublin city centre, the National Botanic Gardens are an oasis of calm and beauty. A premier scientific institution, the gardens also contain the National Herbarium and several historic wrought iron glasshouses.

The activities and role of the Gardens is a great deal more varied than meets the eye. Our purpose is to explore, understand, conserve, and share the importance of plants. We aim to make the National Botanic Gardens a place where leisure, recreation and education are all compatible for the enjoyment of our visitors.

For further information see:  http://www.botanicgardens.ie

Admission:

  • Non-members of the Institute of Biology of Ireland: €5 per adult, payable on day at desk.
  • Members of the Institute of Biology of Ireland: Free

Car parking facilities are available:

  • Hours 1 and 2: €1 per hour; Hours 3 onwards: €2 per hour.
  • The tour is wheelchair accessible.
  • Enjoy refreshments in the NBG restaurant.