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Cork City Gaol

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Address: Convent Ave. | Sunday's Well, Cork, Ireland
Phone Number: 021-430-5022
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Description: Corks Most Captivating Experience:A step back in time to see what...
Corks Most Captivating Experience:A step back in time to see what 19th/early 20th century life was like-inside and outside prison walls. Historical experience brought to life with amazingly lifelike figures, furnished cells, sound effects & fascinating exhibitions.
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8-Day West of Ireland Tour from Dublin

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Nice relaxing day

We went here last summer and had a lovely time around the Sundays Well area ,and decided to head to the gaol and have a look around , it was a very enjoyable experience that i... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Cian M
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Cork, County Cork, Ireland
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Cork
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Very reasonably priced trip. Very atmospheric in the dark. Great, enthusiastic guide who gave lots of information. Would recommend to anyone.

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Cork, County Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We went here last summer and had a lovely time around the Sundays Well area ,and decided to head to the gaol and have a look around , it was a very enjoyable experience that i would recommend to anybody visiting cork.

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DonalDman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

A fantastic experience visiting the old womens gaol. Headphones are provided and takes you through the cells in the gaol (Jail).Also it brings some of the experiences of that time to life with large screen. One of the best places you can visit in cork. A family member of mine went to see it for the first time last year... More 

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Houston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The well-preserved gaol has a nice tour with stories and lifelike figures for each stopping point. We went with an 8 year old and took turns reading the tales out loud, but there is also an audio tour for an additional fee. I believe all the information from the audio tour is in the paper guide. -1 hour -on the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I found it interesting but I was expecting more from it. the place is quite small so it only takes you around an hour to visit the place. In my opinion it is expensive for what they offer as you have to pay extra for the audio guide.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Very interesting, figures in cells etc to show how prisoners lived. Interactive audio & excellent tour

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CorkCityGaol, General Manager at Cork City Gaol, responded to this review

Dear Elizabeth. Thank you for your kind review . We are always grateful to people who take the time to write a review about their visit to the Gaol. More 

Cork, Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

What an experience I had at this wonderful piece of heritage. Staff are great and the jail is so well kept. Highly recommend this beautiful piece of Irish heritage..

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CorkCityGaol, General Manager at Cork City Gaol, responded to this review

Dear Ann01227. Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your visit to the Gaol and Thank you for your compliments of the staff and the cleanliness of the Gaol. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit. More 

Lincoln RI
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Its worth the hour. It was a cool place. If you have kids they would like the place. The staff is very nice and easy to ask questions about the history of the Gaol.

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CorkCityGaol, General Manager at Cork City Gaol, responded to this review

Dear James T. Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your visit to the Gaol. We are always grateful to people who take the time to do so. More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The city goal was a really interesting place to visit. You get a brochure at the entrance and in this brochure they have information about everything you see. In this way you can walk around in your own pace and you don't have to follow a tourguide. You learn a lot of the history of the prison, which is super... More 

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CorkCityGaol, General Manager at Cork City Gaol, responded to this review

Dear Femke G. Thank you very much for your kind review of your visit to the Gaol. We always appreciate it when people take the time to tell us about there visit. More 

Cork, Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

It was great to see inside this highly impressive building and it's beautiful grounds. I is probably similar to those tours of other old prisons and they showed all they could to us and were happy to answer any and all questions we had as well as having models etc set up to show what it was like back in... More 

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CorkCityGaol, General Manager at Cork City Gaol, responded to this review

Dear visitor. Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your visit to the Gaol. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and that we were able to answer all of your questions. More 

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