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Cork City Gaol: Tours & Tickets

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Corks Most Captivating Experience:A step back in time to see what 19th/early 20th century life was like-inside and outside prison walls. Historical experience brought to life with amazingly lifelike figures, furnished cells, sound effects...more
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Convent Avenue | Sunday's Well, Cork T23 VX25, Ireland
+353 21 430 5022
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All reviews audio tour wax figures old jail prison life own pace self guided worth a visit interesting place to visit hop on hop off bus cork city interesting history great attraction beautiful building couple of hours rainy day entrance fee prisoners
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had probably seen too many Castles and Manor homes by the time we got to Cork so visiting a Goal (Jail) seemed to be something different to do. It was well worth the effort. You get to see the goal buildings and the old...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 703grahamr
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and Becky walked here and would recommend the hop on hop off bus as was a mile and a half uphill. The building was sublime and the inside told a story however was no guided tours which let it down. Not as good as...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank The_Poppys030514
Reviewed 1 week ago

Set high on a hill above the city of Cork is the old city gaol ( jail). The easiest way to get there is by taking the hop on hop off city tour bus from the town centre as the jail is one of the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank allankidson
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This jail is extremely old and shows the true representation of what life use to be for anyone that went to jail. The building is ancient yet kept in very good condition to show what it was like back in the day. The grounds surrounding...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank geneb1952
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Self-guided tour; good information about the jail, its historic uses and some of the people incarcerated there. About 20-25 minute walk from the Bridge Street bridge.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Barbara R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our turn around Cork City Gaol. For a jail the architecture was a step above any other jail you. might have visited.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Johnnycool1954
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to step back in time a visit to Cork City Goal is a must, so interesting the history of this jail & so well told by the tour guide.....

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank eileenredican
Reviewed 17 September 2019

Two flowerbeds grace the roadway in front of Cork Jail. You won't notice them entering. You can't miss them leaving. A riot of colour and beauty, in stark contrast to the darkness and gloom inside the cells. Despite my reluctance to describe prisons as wonderful...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank roro411
Reviewed 15 September 2019

We visited Cork gaol in April the entrance fee was reasonable and the visit very informative along the way. The fact sheets give you a fascinating insight to the conditions within the gaol and there are a number of different exhibitions throughout the gaol. Well...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank tazzy1952
Reviewed 9 September 2019 via mobile

This was a good thing to do whilst in cork. It was really interesting and not very expensive. The staff there were very nice. We had a book and it told us all about the inmates etc.

Date of experience: September 2019
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23 June 2019|
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Response from Jiri K | Reviewed this property |
Some 90% of the excursion is indoors.
Molly R
10 March 2018|
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Response from CorkCityGaol | Property representative |
Hi Yes you can park on street which is free for up to 2 hours.
Michael G
9 August 2017|
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Response from CorkCityGaol | Property representative |
Hi Michael, 5pm is our last admission time unless we have an evening event then it may be slightly earlier. I would recommend contacting us before your visit just in case.