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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
+353 1 453 5984
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Our tour was fascinating. Through the history of notable persons who had been locked up through the centuries, tour guides take you through the tumultuous history of Ireland. The stories and subjects are often grim, as one might expect on a tour of a historical...More

Thank 931spencerd
Reviewed yesterday

The guide did an amazing job at telling stories of this place. Very impressive and what a story. It puts things and perspective and people should definitely visit the place - it only takes an hour and is well woth it! Recommended!

Thank Maria G
Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited the Gaol during our vacation. We had an excellent guide whose name I had forgotten. It was an eye opener to see the prison cells and hear the horror stories of what had happened in there. The tour is an hour and as...More

Thank Ivanda V
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Everyone who visits Dublin should definitely make a visit to this jail. The tour guide was very educated and told the story with many enthusiasm.

Thank TessaTrepels
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went here on a day trip and spent a couple of hours being shown around by some very knowledgable people. We learnt a lot about the Irish history and the part the prison played in it. Some very sad stories but definitely a place...More

Thank Marc R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

You get confronted with the past and the horrible things it did to people. You come to realise how good whe have it now and that people can learn. Very interesting and a must go- location

Thank Ton V
Reviewed 2 days ago

Amazing tour. I really enjoyed learning about Irish penal system and history. No nonsense and strict laws.

Thank mbs5
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Fascinated with jails and prisons so this was a must for me. €8 for the guided tour which last around 1 hour 15 mins. Andrew the guide was very knowledgeable about the history of Ireland and their fight for independance. For all the jails uses...More

Thank JMoule8
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A stunning interior dripping with Irish history. The history and stories and agony that went on inside theses walls is incredible. Well worth a visit!

Thank kittykatBd
Reviewed 3 days ago

Such a cool piece of history and cheap. Buy a ticket online before you. Great tour. Highly recommended.

Thank Patrick R
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Patricia H
9 November 2017|
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Response from murfeex | Reviewed this property |
The adult price is £8.00 each. Hope this helps
29 September 2017|
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Response from stundco | Reviewed this property |
About 25min by bus. (For ex. No 25a). The best way to discover Dublin by bus: buy a leap card (6€) and you can travel by city bus in Dublin the whole day. You get the leap card in several shops, I don't know if you can get... More
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Kathleen D
22 September 2017|
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Response from Colleen D | Reviewed this property |
The tour itself is one hour. You are asked to arrive 15 minutes before your tour begins and you are directed to gather in a courtroom. Then your guide comes and calls your tour time. If you want to browse the museum... More