About the Trust

Glasnevin Trust is the largest provider of funeral services in Ireland serving 2,500 burials and 1,300 cremations annually. The Trust operates five cemeteries: Dardistown, Glasnevin, Goldenbridge, Newlands Cross and Palmerstown as well as two crematoria at Glasnevin and Newlands Cross. The Trust also provides florist and monument works services to the bereaved.

Our Mission

The Trust’s mission today remains as it was handed down from Daniel O’Connell; “to bury people of all religions and none”.

Celtic high crosses and statues



Glasnevin Trust is a not for profit organisation (Charity Number 5849). The funds generated from fundraising are used for a variety of projects including; maintaining our group of cemeteries to the standard expected by our visitors, renovation of old graves and headstones, restoration of old structures such as the steps in the O’Connell Tower and much more.

Annual Report 2018

A Summary Annual Report and Consolidated Financial Statements for 2018 document is available here.

Annual Report 2017

A Summary Annual Report and Consolidated Financial Statements for 2017 document is available here.


Glasnevin Museum has been the recipient of a number of prestigious awards since opening in April 2010.


  • Best International Museum 

Best International Museum

    At the Museum & Heritage Awards For Excellence in London May 2011

    Glasnevin Museum was honoured as the Best International Museum at the Museum & Heritage Awards for Excellence in London, England in May, 2011.

  • Kenneth Hudson Award Kenneth Hudson Award
    At the European Museum Awards 2012 hosted in Penafiel, Portugal May 2012

    The award acknowledges the museum has transformed the public perception of cemeteries, and has turned an unexpected place into a vibrant historically informative experience about life and lives.

  • Thea Award
    Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) March 2011

    Glasnevin Trust is honoured that Glasnevin Museum has won an internationally renowned Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement from the Themed Entertainment Association in Burbank, California. The awards, now in their 17th year, recognise and honor excellence in the creation of extraordinary visitor experiences, attractions, exhibits and places worldwide. Glasnevin Museum is the first Irish Museum ever to win a ˜Thea”.

  • Digital Media Awards Digital Media Awards
    Best Digital Design and Overall Grand Prix Winners
  • Institute of Designers in Ireland Institute of Designers in Ireland
    Highly Commended, Best Exhibition Design
  • OPUS Design Award
    Highly Commended, Architectural Design
  • Public Sector Journal Public Sector Journal
    Best Historical and Educational Attraction