New Exhibition at Glasnevin

Pandemic Ireland and the Great Flu 1918 – 19 Exhibition

A new exhibition will be coming to Glasnevin Cemetery Museum next week. This exhibition will detail the Pandemic of the Great Flu in Ireland 1918-19.

This year marks the centenary of the influenza pandemic also known as the ‘Spanish flu pandemic’ that killed millions worldwide and ten of thousands in Ireland. As the largest burial place in Ireland the outbreak of influenza had a significant impact on Glasnevin Cemetery. Office staff, gravediggers, attendants, chaplains, and other cemetery employees struggled under immense pressure as they dealt with the consequences of the outbreak. This exhibition will explore the story of the great flu from an international, national and regional perspective through the unique prism of Glasnevin Cemetery.

Entry into the museum is free with either the General History or Dead Interesting Tours or you can purchase a Museum Only admission here.

To mark the opening of the exhibition, Glasnevin Cemetery Museum will host a conference on October 23rd in conjunction with the School of Histories and Humanities at Trinity College Dublin.  The event will see experts in the field coming together for an engaging discussion on the topic.


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