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Cork City Gaol

Convent Avenue | Sunday's Well, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 430 5022
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Convent Avenue | Sunday's Well, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 430 5022
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I visited Cork City Gaol with my girlfriend as it was recommended to us by a friend. On arrival you are met with such and imposing and impressive building, The gatehouse itself is quite a sight! The price is €8 per adult which includes a...More

Thank TrevMac85
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Gaol offered a good amount of information and the inside was very interesting - you can see the cells and mannequins in there and can feel what it was like. Only negative was that when I went there (February) it was quite cold so...More

Thank TravelingRabbit27
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lovely afternoon out and well worth visiting the Gaol... Despite its gloomy history the jail has been well maintained and well worth a visit

Thank SharonFromKerry
Reviewed 4 days ago

I was strolling in search of the city museum when I saw a city goal sign. I decided to enter as the rain began to fall: the visit was great. I chose the audioguide which told of the lives of the 19th century people that...More

Thank patdidpas
Reviewed 5 days ago

Very well presented and not in a pedestrian way. Lots of good history of Cork along with the criminal incarceration facts.

Thank sharon33191
Reviewed 5 days ago

We drove to the Cork City Gaol and thoroughly enjoyed walking around, reading about the characters who had been inprisoned there. This had also been the first place to have radio transmission.

Thank KazzR64
Reviewed 5 days ago

I visited Cork City Gaol as part of a conference schedule. We set off on a rainy Friday, but, against all odds, the visit was wonderful. It really seemed to be exploring a nineteenth-century gaol and the guide was very kind and learned. I confess...More

Thank andrew892015
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pales in comparison to the tours available at Kilmainham Gaol in Dublin. The replica inmates and figures came off as cheap and cheesy, rather than informative. Some staff members seemed less than enthusiastic, and the fact that it is basically a free-for-all, self-guided, no crowd...More

Thank Travel_bear16
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good family afternoon at the gaol especially when the weathers not great. Kids enjoyed it and gave us something enjoyable to do for a couple of hours.

Thank Brian J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We expected a little more i guess. The cork city gaol was a basic tourist attraction. Everything was set up in vignets inside each cell. The site was clean and easy to maneuver. Good historical visit for kids.

Thank Michele M
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Can I get to the gaol on public transport from the city centre
31 March 2017|
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Response from CorkCityGaol | Property representative |
Hi bredamv Thank you for your question. Unfortunately the buses are on strike at the moment. You can get the Hop on Hop off bus which stops right outside the Gaol. If you wish to walk from the city centre it would take... More
Jan W
Is this open on Sundays?
19 February 2017|
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Jan W
Is this open on Sundays?
19 February 2017|
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Response from CorkCityGaol | Property representative |
Hi Jan W Yes we are open every Sunday from 10am until 4pm. Thank you Sarah