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Kilmainham Gaol

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This bleak old jail was notorious in the 19th century for its harsh treatment of prisoners.
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Inchicore Road | Kilmainham, Dublin D08 T2X5, Ireland
+353 1 453 5984
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lots of history here & a really good guided tour. So much emotion & it’s very easy to understand why there have been conflicts in Ireland for hundreds of years.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great historical tour. Tour guide was amazing! The museum has a lot of additional information and materials to see.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Kilmainham goal is the best tourist attraction in Dublin. It's full of Irish history and how Ireland fought for independence. The tour guide was excellent and was full of knowledge about all the Republican's who gave there lives for a better country. Well worth the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

Having Irish ancestry we thought where better to find out a little bit more about the Gaol and it’s former occupants...

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

I had a great tour at Kilmainham Gaol. Our tour guide was excellent and very knowledgeable. The prison was very interesting on the inside and visiting it while you are in Dublin is a must do.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Minutemen10
Reviewed yesterday

What a great tour! Our guide was amazing - animated, engaged, and passionate about Irish history. We learned a lot and really got a sense of the national pride of the Irish people. Highly recommend!

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Really enjoyed going here, was very interesting to see inside an old prison and here about the history of the place. Our guide too was really good and very nice! Really good value for money.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Highly recommend visiting here. Our guide was very informative and passionate about the history. We found it very interesting and moving.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Ruth42
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A great effort was made to restore this jail. A landmark so important to Irish history..it's an honour to go and hear about the lives of the men, women and children who sufferd and were executed there..the legacy of those fighting for self determination lives...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Historic and emotive venue which is a must see for anyone interested in Irish history. Good value and between tour and looking around yourself you could certainly spend a few hours here. Recomended

Date of experience: February 2019
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28 January 2019|
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Response from Anne N |
No this attraction not included on Dublin Pass
16 January 2019|
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Response from bailey b | Reviewed this property |
it is definitely still worth going, you learn so much history! and the staff was great :)
8 January 2019|
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Response from effyes | Reviewed this property |
When I booked online it said there were no more spots available for weeks. To ensure you get to see it I would recommend pre-booking.