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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 8, Ireland
+353 1 453 5984
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Reviewed today via mobile

The 1 hour tour of Kilmainham Gaol was excellent! Our tour guide gave us a lot of fascinating information about some of the people who were imprisoned here. The museum had some interesting artifacts. Highly recommend a visit to Kilmainham Gaol!

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A must when visiting Dublin. Super informative and very moving to learn about the struggle for Irish Independence

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An in-depth look at look at the trials and tribulations of the Irish, especially after the 1916 Easter Rebellion.

Thank Gavin A
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited Kilmainham Gaol for a second time (last visited in 2016). There is always a strong link to the 1916 Easter Rising & the 1919-1921 Revolution throughout the tour & the museum. Our guide today Patrick was extremely knowledgeable & passionate about the Gaol &...More

Thank Webster4
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Kilmainham Gaol is very busy with tourists however the tours are very well organized. The building has been very well preserved and you get to see what it look like in the 1920s. There is a huge amount of detail to read and you get...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Not only is Kilmainham bound up with the passionate and bloody history of Ireland, but it was also restored relatively recently after lying disused for decades. This means all the original marks, dirt, deteriorations and damage of an 18th-19th century gaol are pretty much still...More

Thank JollyMax
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Came to Dublin for the weekend and saw kilmainham as a must have! For anyone who knows nothing of Irish history you’ll come out of here an expert! Donal filled us with all his knowledge and didn’t let us get bored or lose focus at...More

Thank laurenmudle
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a must see spot in Dublin (for me). I stepped off the plain and immediately headed over to catch the last tour of the day. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and very conscious of his surroundings - he also considered the fact that...More

Thank davym608
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place is full of history. Execution spot of 1916 Leaders - so tragic - and such brave patriots. Lovely restoration and tourist Centre recently upgraded. This is a must visit for the Irish diaspora as well those visitors interested in our history. Conveniently located...More

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Very organised and well managed tour enjoyed a quick trip down Irish History through the eyes of the Jail

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October 8, 2018|
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Response from jolynep | Reviewed this property |
Approximately an hour / allow an extra hour for the self guided part
September 16, 2018|
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Response from Brendan D | Reviewed this property |
34 min (2.7 km) via R810 and Kilmainham Ln
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