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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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Good Guide, Interesting Site - Shame about the West Wing Ceiling

Visited the Gaol in the summer time. Unbeknownst to me, this is the only time of the year that guided tours are available, so that was a nice plus! The gaol is about a thirty... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Dublin, Ireland

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Oundle, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

So pretty! True it is out of the ay...but if you are into this sort of thing I would say go. Just take the tour bus there.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Visited the Gaol in the summer time. Unbeknownst to me, this is the only time of the year that guided tours are available, so that was a nice plus! The gaol is about a thirty minute walk from Patrick Street. The building itself is impressive looking. We were told we could walk around the building ourselves if we wished, but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Great experience! This a very laid back attraction where you are free to wander around as you please and have as much time as you wish to absorb it all and take photographs. A written guide is included in the entry fee and it has information relating to marked points around the place. I would definitely recommend it.

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Cherbourg-Octeville, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I went there as part of work outing with visually impaired group. Our guide Aidan was excellent. So much history between those walls

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The guided tour (included in the price of admission) was great. It turned out that on the day I visited I was the only person on the tour, which was great. Lots of good stories about the prisoners - the guide (Aiden) really knew his history and was very engaging.

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County Kildare, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

It was raining very heavily when we visited the Gaol and we thought since it was inside we would go there. However we were very happily surprised to find it not only very interesting but the Guide was very informative and nice and we spent a few hours going back in time and though purely enjoying it

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St Ives, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Took the guided tour. Interesting couple of hours. Within in walking distance of city centre if you enjoy walking

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Hillsborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The girl who did the guiding was excellent, very well spoken, easy to understand and loud enough for everyone to hear. She was very knowledgeable and there was plenty to see. One disappointment is that there is only one wing of the jail to see and to be fair once you've been to any jail of this era, you've seen... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Arrived just in time to join a guided tour which was very good indeed. The guide took us through the gaol and through the years of its history by telling us real life stories of named inmates from the archives. It was a great way to experience what happened to people of the era. The exhibits are extremely good and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I read reviews here about the Gaol. The tour was very interesting and educational. My son thought it was the creepiest place we visited on our trip. Definitely worth the trip!

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