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Kilmainham Gaol

Inchicore Road | Kilmainham, Dublin 8, Ireland
+353 1 453 5984
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This bleak old jail was notorious in the 19th century for its harsh treatment of prisoners.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Inchicore Road | Kilmainham, Dublin 8, Ireland
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"political prisoners"
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"guided tour"
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"irish independence"
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"interested in irish history"
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"ireland's history"
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"interesting place"
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Reviewed yesterday

I went here a while ago and loved it. Professional tour guides, great history and set in a nice part of west Dubin. Check out Phoenix Park afterwards as its quite nearby. 10/10

Thank Mouse Z
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Reviewed yesterday

We weren't planning to take this tour, but was recommended by our taxi driver as the "best tour in Dublin", so booked online for the next day. We were not disappointed; the tour is packed with Irish history, especially British-Irish conflict, and the tour brings...More

Thank mbradley62
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Reviewed yesterday

Better to book your visit online so you know it's confirmed. Very popular site. Excellent guided visit. I have much more to learn about modern Irish history. Allow about another hour after the hour guided visit to see the exhibitions. Great cafe on site.

Thank JD28204
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was the highlight of our recent visit to Dublin. Very quickly realised how little I knew about Ireland’s struggles. We had an exceptional guide who was so full of knowledge. Very moving to stand in the yard where the 16 were shot. And we...More

Thank RevRobertino
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

In order to visit the jail you must go on a tour. It is a bit further from the main tourist area of Dublin, I took the tram which cost 4.40 euros. I got off at James St stop , the jail was another 5-7...More

Thank NicoleSusan1
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Reviewed yesterday

Lots of history here . Our guide did a good job to explain as much as possible and you do get a pretty good look at all the important parts of the old prison.

Thank Wolves0991
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Reviewed yesterday

We had a guided tour which in Summer make sure you book in advance for the tour so you don,t miss out as they have limited numbers per tour. The tour was interesting we found out a bit of Irish History this is where republicans...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Our last stop on our weekend in Dublin, the Gaol didn’t let us down. Tour guide knew his stuff backwards but didn’t overload the information. We knew much more when we came out that when we went in which is all you can ask for!...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A wonderful visit with a very passionate tour guide (Ceira I think her name was). She blew me away with how much knowledge and facts she had about the gaol. It was very cold inside so bring a jacket. Very interesting and lots of things...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

I have a PhD in philosophy, so it was very cool to see (part of) a jail based on Bentham’s Panopticon. Otherwise, this museum focused far too much on the stories of the Irish revolutionaries who were executed there without explaining why they were important...More

Thank Cameron F
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Peter G
20 February 2018|
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Response from WorldTravellerChick | Reviewed this property |
Plague or plaque?! I would recommend you visit the gaol...you will not be disappointed.
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cdohei
29 January 2018|
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Response from deenad1973 | Reviewed this property |
I looked it up on the Kilmainham Gaol site. Read below. I have a Heritage Card. Do I still need to buy a ticket on-line? Please book a complimentary ticket on-line under the appropriate Heritage Card User link. You will... More
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Kate D
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Response from Asiah M | Reviewed this property |
The tours are fairly big! Defiantly more then 12.
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