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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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Great tour and wonderful history. Our tour guide was engaging and knowledgeable. We really enjoyed the history that was presented on our thousands d the museum connected is a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Great tour and wonderful history. Our tour guide was engaging and knowledgeable. We really enjoyed the history that was presented on our thousands d the museum connected is a great addition to browse before or after your tour. A must see while in Dublin!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We both loved this place the audio tour was very good. This place was so beautiful the grounds were nice. I really liked all the different rooms with the fake people in the cells set up like it's original site back in the day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Had heard about how good this tour was. still took me years to get around to doing it. The tour was very interesting, our tour guide ruari was brilliant, gave us a lot of information about life in the prison, was very interesting seeing the cells of the heroes of the 1916 rising and seeing where they were shot. For... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

The tour through the old prison and the museum gave a amazing impression of how the times were then. The guide we had was an archeologist who had worked on a project on the hills near by so he could tell us all about the prison and the area around it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Our guides were well informed and we learned a great deal of history during our tour. Would definitely do it again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Such a sad but worthwhile building that should be explored while in dublin. The jail housed children, young adults, and the elderly during a poverty stricken time in Ireland's history. The tour is not free and gets super busy. I suggest you get the dublin pass so it's included in the fee It can be a little cold so bring... More 

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Mirfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

The visit to Kilmainham Gaol was amazing. The stories of Irish history and the fight for pride and independence was great. We visited on the first Wednesday of the month and therefore the visit was free of charge. Even better. A must see.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

After visiting, I agree it is an important Irish historical site to visit. Not the most 'fun place' to see, but I still say you should visit it along with other historical sights Dublin has to offer. It gives a glimpse to Irish psyche and how they were punished during their long battle for independence.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

I found the Gaol quite a sad place to visit because children were imprisoned there but there was quite a lot of Irish history learn about.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

you need to go on the bus as it's a long walk otherwise, very interesting history that goes with this prison well worth the money. There was some work going on so a small section was not visit able but not a problem. Nice little café of a snack

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Address: 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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