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List of famous people buried in Glasnevin Cemetery, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Celebrities are often buried in the highest caliber cemeteries, mausoleums and tombs, which is why we've created this list of celebrities buried in Glasnevin Cemetery. If you're ever visiting Glasnevin Cemetery and want to check out historic graves, then use this list to pinpoint exactly which burial locations you want to see.

List features people like Brendan Behan and Michael Collins.

This list answers the questions "Which famous people are buried in Glasnevin Cemetery?" and "Which celebrities are buried in Glasnevin Cemetery?"

From celebrity tombs at Glasnevin Cemetery to legendary locals, these are the most well-known people whose final resting place is Glasnevin Cemetery. You can find useful information below for these notable people buried in Glasnevin Cemetery, like what year and where the person was born.

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Michael Collins is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Buried in Glasnevin Cemetery
Michael Collins Died at 32 (1890-1922) Michael Collins was an Irish revolutionary leader, Minister for Finance, Director of Information, and Teachta Dála for Cork South in the First Dáil of 1919, Adjutant General, ...more

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Brendan Behan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Buried in Glasnevin Cemetery
Brendan Behan Died at 41 (1923-1964) Brendan Francis Aidan Behan was an Irish poet, short story writer, novelist, and playwright who wrote in both English and Irish. He was also an Irish republican and a volunteer in the Irish ...more

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Kevin O'Higgins is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Buried in Glasnevin Cemetery
Kevin O'Higgins Died at 35 (1892-1927) Kevin Christopher O'Higgins was an Irish politician who served as Vice-President of the Executive Council and Minister for Justice. He was part of early nationalist Sinn Féin, before ...more

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Thomas Henry Burke is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Buried in Glasnevin Cemetery
Thomas Henry Burke Died at 53 (1829-1882) Thomas Henry Burke was Permanent Under Secretary at the Irish Office for many years before being killed during the Phoenix Park Murders on Saturday 6 May 1882. The killing was carried out by an ...more

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Christy Brown is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Buried in Glasnevin Cemetery
Christy Brown Died at 49 (1932-1981) Christy Brown was an Irish writer and painter who had cerebral palsy and was able to write or type only with the toes of one foot. His most recognised work is his autobiography; titled My Left ...more

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Éamon de Valera is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Buried in Glasnevin Cemetery
Éamon de Valera Died at 93 (1882-1975) Éamon de Valera was one of the dominant political figures in twentieth century Ireland. His political career spanned over half a century, from 1917 to 1973; he served multiple terms as ...more

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Gerard Manley Hopkins is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Buried in Glasnevin Cemetery
Gerard Manley Hopkins Died at 45 (1844-1889) Reverend Father Gerard Manley Hopkins, S.J. was an English poet, Roman Catholic convert, and a Jesuit priest, whose posthumous fame established him among the leading Victorian poets. His ...more

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Daniel O'Connell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Buried in Glasnevin Cemetery
Daniel O'Connell Died at 72 (1775-1847) Daniel O'Connell, often referred to as The Liberator or The Emancipator, was an Irish political leader in the first half of the 19th century. He campaigned for Catholic Emancipation—including ...more

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Roger Casement is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Buried in Glasnevin Cemetery
Roger Casement Died at 52 (1864-1916) Roger David Casement – known as Sir Roger Casement CMG between 1911 and shortly before his execution for treason, when he was stripped of his knighthood – was an Irish diplomat, human rights ...more

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Maud Gonne is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Buried in Glasnevin Cemetery
Maud Gonne Died at 87 (1866-1953) Maud Gonne MacBride was an English-born Irish revolutionary, feminist and actress, best remembered for her turbulent relationship with the poet William Butler Yeats. Of Anglo-Irish stock and ...more

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Luke Kelly is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Buried in Glasnevin Cemetery
Luke Kelly Died at 44 (1940-1984) Luke Kelly was an Irish singer and folk musician from Dublin, Ireland, notable as a founding member of the band The Dubliners. He is often considered Ireland's greatest folk singer.

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Hanna Sheehy-Skeffington is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Buried in Glasnevin Cemetery
Hanna Sheehy-Skeffington Died at 69 (1877-1946) Johanna Mary Sheehy Skeffington, was a suffragette and Irish nationalist. Along with her husband and Margaret Cousins and James Cousins she founded the Irish Women's Franchise League in 1908 ...more

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Francis Browne is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Buried in Glasnevin Cemetery
Francis Browne Died at 80 (1880-1960) Rev. Francis Mary Hegarty Browne, SJ, MC with Bar, Croix de Guerre was a distinguished Irish Jesuit and a prolific photographer. His best known photographs are those of the RMS Titanic and its ...more

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Henry O'Neill is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Buried in Glasnevin Cemetery
Henry O'Neill Died at 82 (1798-1880) Henry O'Neill was an Irish artist and antiquarian.

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Percy Hethrington Fitzgerald is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Buried in Glasnevin Cemetery
Percy Hethrington Fitzgerald Died at 91 (1834-1925) Percy Hetherington Fitzgerald was an Anglo-Irish author and critic, painter and sculptor. He was born in Ireland at Fane Valley, County Louth, educated at Stonyhurst College, Lancashire, and at ...more

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Seán MacBride is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Buried in Glasnevin Cemetery
Seán MacBride Died at 84 (1904-1988) Seán MacBride was an Irish government minister, a prominent international politician and a former Chief of Staff of the IRA. Rising from a domestic Irish political career, he founded or ...more

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Charles Stewart Parnell is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Buried in Glasnevin Cemetery
Charles Stewart Parnell Died at 45 (1846-1891) Charles Stewart Parnell was an Irish landlord, nationalist political leader, land reform agitator, and the founder and leader of the Irish Parliamentary Party. He was one of the most important ...more

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Robert Erskine Childers is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Buried in Glasnevin Cemetery
Robert Erskine Childers Died at 52 (1870-1922) Robert Erskine Childers DSC, universally known as Erskine Childers, was the author of the influential novel The Riddle of the Sands and an Irish nationalist who smuggled guns to Ireland in his ...more

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James Larkin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Buried in Glasnevin Cemetery
James Larkin Died at 71 (1876-1947) James Larkin was an Irish trade union leader and socialist activist, born to Irish parents in Liverpool, England. He and his family later moved to a small cottage in Burren, southern County ...more

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James Patrick Mahon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Buried in Glasnevin Cemetery
James Patrick Mahon Died at 91 (1800-1891) Charles James Patrick Mahon, known as the O'Gorman Mahon or James Patrick Mahon was an Irish nationalist journalist, barrister, parliamentarian and international mercenary.

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Francis Sheehy-Skeffington is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Buried in Glasnevin Cemetery
Francis Sheehy-Skeffington Died at 38 (1878-1916) Francis Skeffington from Bailieborough, County Cavan, was an Irish suffragist, pacifist and writer. He was a friend and schoolmate of James Joyce, Oliver St. John Gogarty, Tom Kettle, and Conor ...more

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Kevin Barry is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Buried in Glasnevin Cemetery
Kevin Barry Died at 18 (1902-1920) Kevin Gerard Barry was the first Irish republican to be executed by the British since the leaders of the Easter Rising. Barry was sentenced to death for his part in an Irish Volunteers operation ...more

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John Philpot Curran is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Buried in Glasnevin Cemetery
John Philpot Curran Died at 67 (1750-1817) John Philpot Curran was an Irish orator, politician, wit, lawyer and judge, who held the office of Master of the Rolls in Ireland. Born in Newmarket, County Cork, he was the son of James and ...more

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Tim Healy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Buried in Glasnevin Cemetery
Tim Healy Died at 76 (1855-1931) Timothy Michael "Tim" Healy, KC was an Irish nationalist politician, journalist, author, barrister and one of the most controversial Irish Members of Parliament in the House of Commons ...more

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Cathal Brugha is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Buried in Glasnevin Cemetery
Cathal Brugha Died at 48 (1874-1922) Cathal Brugha was an Irish revolutionary and politician, active in the Easter Rising, Irish War of Independence, and the Irish Civil War and was the first Ceann Comhairle of Dáil

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Constance Markievicz is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Buried in Glasnevin Cemetery
Constance Markievicz Died at 59 (1868-1927) Constance Georgine Markievicz, Countess Markievicz was an Irish Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil politician, revolutionary nationalist, suffragette and socialist. In December 1918, she ...more

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D. D. Sheehan is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Buried in Glasnevin Cemetery
D. D. Sheehan Died at 75 (1873-1948) Daniel Desmond Sheehan, usually known as D. D. Sheehan was an Irish nationalist, politician, labour leader, journalist, barrister and author. He served as Member of Parliament in the House of ...more

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Alexander Martin Sullivan is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Buried in Glasnevin Cemetery
Alexander Martin Sullivan Died at 54 (1830-1884) Alexander Martin Sullivan was an Irish Nationalist politician, lawyer and journalist from Bantry, County Cork.

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James Fitzmaurice is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Buried in Glasnevin Cemetery
James Fitzmaurice Died at 67 (1898-1965) James Michael Christopher Fitzmaurice DFC was an Irish aviation pioneer. He was a member of the crew of the Bremen, which made the first successful Trans-Atlantic aircraft flight from East to ...more

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Patrick Doyle is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Buried in Glasnevin Cemetery
Patrick Doyle Died at 29 (1892-1921) Patrick Doyle was one of six men hanged in Mountjoy Prison on the morning of 14 March 1921. He was aged 29 and lived at St. Mary's Place, Dublin. He was one of The Forgotten Ten.

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Thomas Bryan is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Buried in Glasnevin Cemetery
Thomas Bryan Died at 24 (1897-1921) Thomas Bryan was member of the Irish Republican Army hanged in Mountjoy Prison on 14 March 1921 along with six other men.

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Bernard Ryan is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Buried in Glasnevin Cemetery
Bernard Ryan Died at 21 (1900-1921) Bernard Ryan was one of six men hanged in Mountjoy Prison, Dublin on the 14 March 1921. He was a member of the Irish Republican Army and part of the Dublin Brigade's Active Service Unit. He was ...more

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John O'Donovan is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Buried in Glasnevin Cemetery
John O'Donovan Died at 55 (1806-1861) John O'Donovan, from Atateemore, in the parish of Kilcolumb, County Kilkenny, and educated at Hunt's Academy, Waterford, was an Irish language scholar from Ireland.

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Arthur Griffith is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Buried in Glasnevin Cemetery
Arthur Griffith Died at 50 (1872-1922) Arthur Griffith was an Irish politician and writer, who founded and later led the political party Sinn Féin. He served as President of Dáil Éireann from January to August ...more

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John Gray is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Buried in Glasnevin Cemetery
John Gray Died at 60 (1815-1875) Sir John Gray Knt MD JP, sometimes spelled John Grey was an Irish physician, surgeon, newspaper proprietor, journalist and politician. Gray was active both in municipal and national government ...more

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Thomas Traynor is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Buried in Glasnevin Cemetery
Thomas Traynor Died at 40 (1881-1921) Thomas Traynor, was a member of the Irish Republican Army hanged in Mountjoy Prison during the Irish War of Independence.

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Patricia Lynch is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Buried in Glasnevin Cemetery
Patricia Lynch Died at 74 (1898-1972) Patricia Lynch was an Irish author of children's literature and journalist. She was the author of some 48 novels and 200 short stories. She is best known for blending Irish rural life and ...more

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Patrick Moran is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Buried in Glasnevin Cemetery
Patrick Moran Died at 33 (1888-1921) Patrick Moran was a grocer's assistant and member of the Irish Republican Army executed in Mountjoy Prison along with five other men on 14 March 1921.

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James Clarence Mangan is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Buried in Glasnevin Cemetery
James Clarence Mangan Died at 46 (1803-1849) James Clarence Mangan, born James Mangan, was an Irish poet.

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R. M. Fox is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Buried in Glasnevin Cemetery
R. M. Fox Died at 78 (1891-1969) Richard Michael Fox, better known as R. M. Fox, was a journalist and historian of the Irish left. Fox was born in Leeds in 1891, the second of four sons to a schoolteacher mother and engineering ...more

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Patrick Maher is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Buried in Glasnevin Cemetery
Patrick Maher Died at 32 (1889-1921) Patrick Maher was a member of the Irish Republican Army executed in Mountjoy Prison. He was aged 32 and a native of Limerick.

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John Blake Dillon is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Buried in Glasnevin Cemetery
John Blake Dillon Died at 52 (1814-1866) John Blake Dillon was an Irish writer and politician who was one of the founding members of the Young Ireland movement. John Blake Dillon was born in the town of Ballaghaderreen, on the border ...more

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Piaras Béaslaí is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Buried in Glasnevin Cemetery
Piaras Béaslaí Died at 84 (1881-1965) Piaras Béaslaí was a member of the Irish Republican Brotherhood, a member of Dáil Éireann and also an Irish author, playwright, biographer and translator. Born Percy ...more

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Seán T. O'Kelly is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Buried in Glasnevin Cemetery
Seán T. O'Kelly Died at 84 (1882-1966) Seán Thomas O'Kelly was the second President of Ireland. He was a member of Dáil Éireann from 1918 until his election as President. During this time he served as Minister ...more

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John Sullivan is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Buried in Glasnevin Cemetery
John Sullivan Died at 54 (1830-1884) John Sullivan VC CGM was born in Bantry, County Cork and was an Irish recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be ...more

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Deirdre O'Connell is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Buried in Glasnevin Cemetery
Deirdre O'Connell Died at 62 (1939-2001) Eleanore Deirdre O'Connell was an Irish American actress, singer, and theatre director who founded the Focus Theatre in Dublin, Ireland.

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Philip Smith is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Buried in Glasnevin Cemetery
Philip Smith Died at 81 (1825-1906) Philip Smith VC was born in Lurgan, near Virginia, County Cavan in 1829. He died in Dublin on the 16 January 1906. He was an Irish recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most ...more

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Thomas Duffy is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Buried in Glasnevin Cemetery
Thomas Duffy Died at 52 (1806-1858) Thomas Duffy VC, born in Mount Temple, Athlone, County Westmeath, was an Irish recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that ...more

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James Byrne is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Buried in Glasnevin Cemetery
James Byrne Died at 50 (1822-1872) James Byrne VC was an Irish recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth

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Dáithí Ó Conaill is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Buried in Glasnevin Cemetery
Dáithí Ó Conaill Died at 53 (1938-1991) Dáithí Ó Conaill was an Irish republican, a member of the IRA Army Council, and vice-president of Sinn Féin and Republican Sinn Féin. He was also the first