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Kilmainham Gaol

Inchicore Road | Kilmainham, Dublin 8, Ireland (Kilmainham)
01 453 5984
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$77*
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Ranked #9 of 289 Attractions in Dublin
Type: Historic Sites, Specialty Museums, Cultural
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Owner description: This bleak old jail was notorious in the 19th century for its harsh treatment of prisoners.
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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Great insight into Ireland sometimes turbulent history, go early in the morning to avoid queues and hopefully the east wing will be reopened

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

The tour was really good, although we could not visit the main wing they gave us discount, very informative and staff were pleasant enough.

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Monaghan, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Excellent tour, extremely interesting! The museum before the tour is also very interesting so allow enough time to see everything before the tour starts!

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UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

The guide was knowledgeable and she gave a good insight in to Irish history.Fascinating tour, definitely recommend it. Leave time to also look round the museum which is very well organised and interesting.

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Clare
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

We did the tour on Friday at 4.30 - the guide was very informative and we were very interested in all aspects of her information. 40 minutes tour a section was closed for refurbishment that is why the tour was cut short. Excellent staff and the gaol is very well kept. This is worth a visit when in Dublin.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Excellent tour. Been several times and it never disappoints. The tour guides are well knowledgable. Get in line early as there can be a small wait time. Once you're in, you usually have plenty of time to look around the museum. This is a must that should be on every tourist to do list.

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Oxford
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

The guided tour of the gaol is very good value for money and offers an insight into some of the most tragic episodes of Irish history. Well worth visiting.

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Stevenston, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

An extremely well guided interesting tour, probably the best I have ever been on. Our guide had loads of confidence and delivered his tour in a manner that left you knowing all about the jail and its inhabitants.

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Newport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Great tour for only 2 euros for a student and 4 euros for an adult whilst the restorations are going on. A fascinating insight into the history and politics of Ireland. Very knowledgeable staff made the tour interesting and accessible for everyone. It was quite an eye opener to hear some of the stories and see the conditions inside the... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

i went here last yr and i must say its very good, and very interesting and its weird that you get to be in a prison cell,scary to think someone was stuck in that cell for years.would recommend it

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