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Kilmainham Gaol

Open Now: 9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Open today: 9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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“old jail”(192 reviews)
This bleak old jail was notorious in the 19th century for its harsh treatment of prisoners.
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Inchicore Road | Kilmainham, Dublin 8, Ireland
+353 1 453 5984
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All reviewspolitical prisonersguided tourold jaileaster risingbook in advanceitalian subirish independencegreat tourinterested in irish historyireland's historyhistory lessoninteresting placehop on hop off buswell worth the visitvisiting dublincity centredolls
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Reviewed yesterday

Very interesting. Guide was very informative. If you are in Dublin, you must visit the prison. Make sure you purchase tickets in advance.

Thank Mtnolan123
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

So worth a visit. Don’t miss this, it’s incredible.! Book well in advance as it gets so busy....so informative and interesting. Tour guide was lovely and really knew her stuff. Loved it.

Thank oxfordheart
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A very informative tour. Our guide was so passionate & knowledgeable (I can’t remember her name) and we learnt so much about the Rebellion history. So glad we did this tour.

1  Thank Melinda D
Reviewed yesterday

We took the guided tour of Kilmainham Gaol. It was built in the late 1700's and has a long and sordid history. From the political prisoners to the thousands held for transport to the colonies, the jail has been well used over time. Looking at...More

1  Thank Richard D
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited the prison today at a cost of 8 Euro per person. I would recommend booking as the tour was fully booked the rest of the day. We booked online in the morning and simply showed our email. The tour guide was very knowledgeable...More

1  Thank charlied1987
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Much history of Ireland to be learned on this tour. They do a very nice job of controlling traffic flow inside the gaol. Advanced tickets required. Can be purchased online.

1  Thank cbfield
Reviewed yesterday

The Gaol is seen on a guided tour and covers both the original owls Gaol built in the late 1700’s and the new addition built in the mid 1800’s. You can really appreciate the conditions inmates lived in including men, women and children. Our guide...More

1  Thank gore_david
Reviewed yesterday

We had a great tour around Kilmainham Gaol. I have never really done anything like this before so I didn't know what to expect however the tour guide (Kim I think) was great and knew her stuff very well. You go around all of the...More

1  Thank DeanneG_xx
Reviewed yesterday

Very interesting place to learn something about Irish history. Currently there is also exhibition about Nelson Mandela going on. Advance booking is recommended.

1  Thank ChristineV2312
Reviewed 2 days ago

Book on Line,it cheaper,and you don't have to queue up,our guide was excellent,but not a place for children,too sad for words.

1  Thank 813deirdre
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September 16, 2018|
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Response from Linda B | Reviewed this property |
It’s about a 35 minute walk (if you walk briskly) - 2.7 kilometers.
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September 12, 2018|
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