Met our tour guide this afternoon and went into Dublin on the tour bus to Glasnevin cemetery. On the way we stopped at Merrion Square Park to see a fantastic statue of Oscar Wilde reclining on a huge rock. Also stopped at the park next to the National Cathedral & then on to the cemetery where Charles Parnell, Daniel O'Connell & Michael Collins (among others!) are buried. There are over 1.5 million people buried in Glasnevin Cemetery. The mound where Parnell is buried also has 11,000 people buried there. Michael Collins's grave was covered in fresh flowers and is one of the most visited. We only had a short time there but to do it justice you would need several hours.
Returned to the hotel, drinks at 6.30 & then dinner at 7.
First two shots of the Wilde sculpture and installation in Merrion Square Park, third is where he grew up at 1 Merrion Square. Next is the mound where Parnell is buried , Next is O'Connell's tomb and finally Michael Collins's grave covered with fresh flowers.Read more