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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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Very interesting, however not much food wise or anywhere to really sit, staff were lovely though and it's a good afternoon filler, not a full day activity.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Very interesting, however not much food wise or anywhere to really sit, staff were lovely though and it's a good afternoon filler, not a full day activity.

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Cork, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

There always seems to be something you will miss on a visit here mainly because it is all so interesting that you would need all day just to take it onboard so you find you just have to go back again and again

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Leitrim, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

this was a great hour or two afternoon out. A little difficult to find but well worth it and excellent value. Very informative audio tour, nice staff and good fun, would recommend

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

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to review Cork City Gaol. I am delighted that you took the time to give us such a fantastic review. I really appreciate your lovely feedback. We will hopefully see you again in the future. Regards Sarah More 

Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A truely awful place to be a 100 years ago, but a great place to visit whilst in Cork, some good history and stories. I would have liked to see some of the original cells and kitchen etc etc, but maybe this is work in progress for the future.

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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 appreciate the feedback you have given. We are constantly trying to improve and hope to expand the tour in the years to come. Regards Sarah More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

I went to the Cork City Gaol, a huge prison which is now a museum. There is a lot of information about the prison itself, but also about some of the prisoners that used to be in there. Too bad the tunnels couldn't be used anymore, so we couldn't go in there. However, I would still recommend a visit to... 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 glad you found it a interesting place to visit on your trip to Cork. Regards Sarah More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This was the highlight of our trip to Cork...Well recommended by friedns and it lived up to its reputation. We opted for the audio tour and it was WELL worth the extra $2. Its as if you step back into time and are part of the creepy place.

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

Hi lager108 Thank you for taking the time to review Cork City Gaol. I was delighted to hear you found it the highlight of your tour to Cork. I really appreciate the lovely feedback. Regards Sarah More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

If you're in Cork, give the Gaol a try. Take a trip down criminal lane getting stories of incarceration from the mid 1800's to the early 1900's. Spend some time in the cells with the actual criminals figure's. Creepy. A bit of history, a bit of education and fun. Well worth it.

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

Hi mick d Thank you for taking the time to review Cork City Gaol. I am glad you enjoyed your trip and found it a worth while experience. Regards Sarah More 

County Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Loved the old Victorian style look of the building. Really historic and interesting. You could easily spend 45mins to walk around.. Staff are friendly and helpful..

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

Hi Thank you for taking the time to review Cork City Gaol. I am delighted you found your trip to Cork City Gaol to be informative and fun. Thank you for your kind comments about our staff, i will make sure and pass on your praise. Kind Regards Sarah More 

San Mateo, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I feel you can learn a lot about a town's history from prisons and cemeteries. There is much to learn about Cork's history through its former prisoners and the reasons for their incarceration. The ticket price is a bit high, but I guess that is the cost of upkeep. They do rent the Gaol out for events. I found a... More 

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

Hi TravelTrooperX2 Thank you for your review of Cork City Gaol. I am happy you enjoyed learning some of the History of Cork and it's people. I want to apologies for the Glass you found on tour.We do our best to clean up directly after the events we house but that glass must have slipped by us. I am glad... More 

County Laois, Ireland
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The building is amazing, has an old, historic feel about the place and you cant help but put yourself in the place of a prisoner from the moment you step inside the doors.

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

Hi Jamman1701 I am glad you liked your visit to the Gaol. We do our best to help convey the hard times the prisoners would have had to deal at that time. I very much appreciate your feedback. Regards Sarah More 

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Address: 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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