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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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Worth a visit, a cheap and very interesting museum/tour. Unfortunately, is the main hall (the one on all pictures) closed until December 2015. But you still get to see a lot of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 NEW

Worth a visit, a cheap and very interesting museum/tour. Unfortunately, is the main hall (the one on all pictures) closed until December 2015. But you still get to see a lot of the Goal. The museum is very interesting and explains the story about irelands independence and of course about some of the prisoners that where held at the Goal.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great little visit this was. Only cost us €4 to get in as apparently the hall was off limits due to refurbishment. The tour was interesting and the guides were very informative and will answer any questions you have without hesitation. The lady who took us around was clearly quite ill and still carried the tour off brilliantly with a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

Very interesting place. Guides set the sceen well and didnt milk the situation too much. They let the place tell its own story which was very effective and I left with goosebumps. Brilliant historic and insightful

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

Lots of history here. Slightly spooky, but also really interesting. Take the time to do the tour; you won't be disappointed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

Very busy but very interesting, museum section is well laid out. Cafe could be a bit better. Tour guide captured the audience and the fact that all tours had a compulsory guide was a good way of doing it. Part of the attraction is closed for refurbishment which was a bit of a shame and cut the tour short.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

We visited the jail on a cold day which made the primitive conditions even more realistic. Our guide was businesslike. We went interested in the connections of the prisoners, especially the couple who married there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

balanced and interesting guide through troubled history. Time visit right though, as can have long queues

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Only had 2 days in Dublin and we thought we'd do this tour or the Guinness factory and we chose this. Our tour guide was so good, really professional and a huge voice which was good if you were at the back. Kept the group engaged the whole time which would have been difficult because it was a massive group.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

I did not expect to enjoy a tour of an old jail but the museum was very informative about jail history in general and specifically to this jail and its connection to Irish Independence. The guided tour is worth it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

The tour was great. It kept my attention the whole time and the guide was very knowledgable. Part of the jail was closed for reconstruction, but you get a reduced admission price to compensate. I was still fascinated with the parts we saw. There is also a tea room with food and a museum while you wait for your tour... More 

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