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Kilmainham Gaol

Open Now: 9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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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 today via mobile

This was a fantastic tour and a must do while in Dublin! David was our guide and he was brilliant! David knew answers to all of our questions and was able to expand on his information. He was a true historian of Ireland which made...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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We visited on St Patricks day and I would like to thank the door man/ manager who allowed us go on earlier tour. Our tour guide was excellent and cafe there is very nice.

Date of experience: March 2019
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The guided tour lasted for 60 minutes and the tour guide gave us all the information needed to understand more about Dublin’s history and the role the jail played in that history. The guide added some juicy details and sometimes it was as if we...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Jacelyn R
Reviewed today via mobile

Impressed. Los of history. All family enjoyed the day out. Would recommend to everyone. Thanks to amazing staff!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Lena V
Reviewed today via mobile

This is my 3rd visit to Kilmainhan Gaol and every time it just gets better. The guides are enthusiastic and knowledgeable and their love for this Historic gem shows in abundance. For me it was a visit to a piece of history. For my children...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Alan D
Reviewed today via mobile

Was a good informative tour. Lasted about an hour. The information provided was great too. Would book prior to visit.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank aidanh605
Reviewed today

It`s really interesting the tour inside the prison. It`s all guide and if you don`t understand english, maybe you can lost some explanations. But have a lot of things to see.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank aneoliveiraa
Reviewed today via mobile

Great history, excellent tour guide - Mick!!! Don’t miss this one! Be sure to have enough time to walk through museum. Helpful to purchase tickets in advance. Their website makes it way to do this

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank lorieanddino
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We went to it as a family to see the history.of it it was defo a first class tour plenty of history and the guy that did our tour was wonderful. I will defo do another tour if I have family over to visit. Great...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jenniferherron2015
Reviewed today

It starts with the building of the Gaol right up to the killing of the 1916 rebels and then its closure

Date of experience: April 2018
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January 27, 2019|
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Response from Anne N |
No this attraction not included on Dublin Pass
January 15, 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 :)
January 8, 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.