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Address: Inchicore Road | Kilmainham, Dublin 8, Ireland
Phone Number: 01 453 5984
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Description: This bleak old jail was notorious in the 19th century for its harsh...
This bleak old jail was notorious in the 19th century for its harsh treatment of prisoners.
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Beware that you need to take a tour and they may be sold out if you arrive alter in the day. The Gaol is well preserved and the tour guide did a good job talking about the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Beware that you need to take a tour and they may be sold out if you arrive alter in the day. The Gaol is well preserved and the tour guide did a good job talking about the history of the gaol and its inmates.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

The gaol has an interesting and grim history. It is important to see because of how important it is to Irish History. The guide was quite interesting and had many stories of the inmates of the gaol. This is part of the Dublin Pass, but would be worth the money,

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Make sure you're there when it opens and you'll have a very enlightening snapshot of Irish history. Great value for money and the coffee shop is really good value with freshly made sandwiches great cakes and large coffee,

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Very interesting! Get there early to avoid long lines....or even stop by the day before you want to go to buy your ticket.

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County Donegal, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Kilmainham is a must see. Extremely interesting day seeped in history. Very accessible. Not packed with tourists which is a bonus. Tour guides are informative and hepful .

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Perth, Western Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

This major tourist attraction cannot be booked online. It cost us € 17 to get there to find that the tours for the day were all full and so we couldn't go in ( you can only go in with a tour guide). And another € 17 to get back! Why on earth can't you book online as you can... More 

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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

This tour really makes you think about the extreme conditions that prisoners went through during their time in this place. They operate around 21 tours a day but it is so popular apparently this is not enough. Every taxi driver we spoke to said to get there early and we are glad we took their advise. The queue was up... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Although the history itself is quite grim, it was a fantastic tour. I would say it is a must-see while visiting Dublin!! The tour guide was absolutely brilliant as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Kilmainham must be a must. Long queue but worth the wait and enough to see to fill in the wait for tour to begin and staff very informative whilst in queue. Guide was very informative, Gaol itself very grim but is what it is, no mock ups, and very factual of the deaths and executions. Yards are a poignant spot... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

The goal is very accessible by 13 or 40 bus from city centre. Short walk up and around from bus stop. Get there as close to 9.30 as possible as the tours are only with a guide and they have a limit of 35 per group. Even though I was there at 9.40 I had to wait for the 10.20... More 

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Address: Inchicore Road | Kilmainham, Dublin 8, Ireland
Phone Number: 01 453 5984
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin

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