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Cork City Gaol

Convent Ave. | Sunday's Well, Cork, Ireland (Sunday's Well)
021-430-5022
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Ranked #18 of 81 attractions in Cork
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Nice place to visit, very interesting trip and historic walk through the old jail cells. Very interesting and informative visit I would recommend

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San Luis Obispo, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Thanks to our tour guide for a great tour of the gaol. We went for the later thursday showing, which is nice if you work or don't have time to fit the activity in by 5. I loved the spOoOky stories as well as the history of Ireland's jails.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

A must go see...brillant up close and personal look at what it would have been like as an inmate...staff friendly and very perfesional..lovely and resonable priced gift shop..visual effects fantastic the headphones a must have... over all a great experenice

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Amsterdam
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7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

If you go by foot, it's a 30 min walk from the city center and not all signs ara availble, but keep on walking the hill and turn left at Annie's tavers/pub, further the hill up: you'll be rewarded. Enter the first building, pass it and go to the main building where you can buy your ticket (adult: 8 euro).... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Very haunting and eery place with many great photo opportunities.Well worth the visit if you are in Cork.

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Not the kind of place we would usually choose to visit on holiday but had read some good reviews & was glad we made the effort. Bit of a hike to walk from town but worth the effort. It was fairly quiet when we went - we were the only 2 on the short guided tour - which rather enhanced... More

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Winneconne, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

My fiance and I toured the city Gaol in May of 2014 and found it to be very informative. Learning about the history of the jail and the conditions that the prisoners lived in was interesting. It was also nice being able to walk around most of the jail on our own and at our own pace. It was a... More

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Great visitor experience but some of the wax works were so scarrey & feels a quite haunted & horrible things have happened there

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Boston, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Cork City was an interesting experience overall - not at all what we'd expected from other reviews - we chose to walk up from the Merchant Quay area and it was definitely a 25+ minute walk uphill - luckily it was a beautiful day - in the rain it might've been miserable! My family and I all enjoyed the Gaol... More

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Very authentic.....What a sad history it has to tell.....a must-see in Cork....hop on the Tourist Bus

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