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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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Cork Gaol

Extremely well presented. You,gained insight into what life would have been like for the poor prisoners 100 years ago.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Dublin, Ireland

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Extremely well presented. You,gained insight into what life would have been like for the poor prisoners 100 years ago.

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Salzburg, Austria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This prison has a long history and you can easily dive right into it. The offered audio tour and various re-staged scenes of the told stories give you a good idea of life and death in Cork's city prison. Highly interesting: The original writings on the walls of prison cells. Bonus: It's a lovely walk from the city center of... More 

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Monaghan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We paid €25 for a family ticket for 2 adults and 2 children, a saving of just €1 on individual ticket prices, although the family ticket did admit up to 4 children. We spent just under an hour on the self guided tour and it was very interesting. The 8 year old was intrigued that one of the prisoners was... More 

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County Cork, Ireland
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6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

An interesting place with interesting history, but not enough to keep you entertained for more than 45 mins

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Visited the Gaol recently on a wet day while on holiday in Cork. Well worth the visit, very good value - good audio guide for only €2. Easy to navigate, lots of information. Would recommend for families with teenagers on a wet day.

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Horgen, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

It is very interesting to see how the prisoners had to live in these days. Absolutely worth to go there.

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Lancashire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Took the audio tour, 10 euros. Interesting and well preserved building. takes about an hour to see it. If you are in Cork well worth going.

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West Midlands, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This attraction was very reasonably priced and an interesting change from the usual castles and fortifications. We watched the audio-visual first and then went around the gaol which was probably the wrong way round but didn't really matter. The AV was well made and evocative and helped to flesh out the stories of the prisoners who we 'met' as we... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

A tour of the gaol gives a pretty good idea of penitentiary life. The gaol can be seen as part of a guoded tour, or using an audio guide, or completely self guided with accompanying notes. Allow about 45 minutes to go through the site - plus time for the gift shop.

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

Hi Thank you for your review of Cork City Gaol. I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your tour. Regards Sarah More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I insisted we stop here from the HOHO bus and unfortunately earned another point on my husband's scorecard for choosing a cheesy attraction. I'm not sure what I expected but overall I felt this attraction could be much more informative and realistic. We utilized the audio guide which gave some good info as did signage posted about daily life of... More 

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

Hi Thank you for your review of Cork City Gaol. I am sorry to hear you and your Husband were disappointed with the experience. We try to offer customers the best value for money by offering 3 options for the tour, Map, Audio or Guided Tour. We really do not want to portray a "Cheesy" element to the tour and... More 

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Address: Convent Ave. | Sunday's Well, Cork, Ireland
Phone Number: 021-430-5022
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork

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