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Cork City Gaol

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Address: Convent Avenue | Sunday's Well, Cork, Ireland
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+353 21 430 5022
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Corks Most Captivating Experience:A step back in time to see what...

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 & fascinating exhibitions.

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8-Day West of Ireland Tour from Dublin
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We walked from the river to the Gaol. It was a beautiful day outside, around 14 degrees Celsius, the sky was clear, perfect for some shots of the outside of the Gaol (you... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I always love to come and visit the Cork jail. It's within easy reach of the city, is great for a wander around and gets you our of the rain. I particularly enjoy the final performance area in the round that summarises some of the lives of those who spent time in the jail.

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Cabo Roig, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Was here on a rainy Day, and must say, was the best Idea. Missing a nice restaurant, so you can make it to an Place to get more often. Spooky Plastic Figures show the Pain of the Jail from this Century

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked from the river to the Gaol. It was a beautiful day outside, around 14 degrees Celsius, the sky was clear, perfect for some shots of the outside of the Gaol (you pronounce Jail). The tour is self guided (I prefer that way!) they will give you a map with the blurb of the cells and spaces you can... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great day out with the family here, the kids really liked it, entrance fee was good value and the audio visual experience at the end was thoroughly enjoyable. We really enjoyed passing our Lazy Sunday afternoon here

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited here as a family of four with two children aged 4 & 5 and they loved it, totally amazed with everything they even tried to check out the back for secret tunnels!

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Dublin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this historic and haunting building many years ago and revisited recently with our teens. The tour is now an audio one and we missed the life that a real guide breathes into the story of a building. However, it's well documented and enjoyable. Bring warm clothes if visiting in Winter - this prison is cold!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I found the city gaol very nice and informative. I only found it because I was lost in Cork, The building looked interesting so I decided to check it out. I bought tickets without really knowing what it is. I was surprised in a positive way. Pro : - very realistic wax people. They seemed so real, i was afraid... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful! Must go! Stunning and light history. If you walk there try to go through the parks! It's a lovely scenery!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went there just by walking around the area. Paid 10€ for a ticket with audio guide. Would recommend this as otherwise just watching premises would not be interesting. I would recommend this place for history fans. Maybe less of interest for the kids.

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Cork, Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

No words needed, just visit this incredible Victorian historic building.its right on our doorstep if you're from Cork. Lots of history here, from both 18/19 th centuries.

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