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Kilmainham Gaol

Inchicore Road | Kilmainham, Dublin 8, Ireland (Kilmainham)
01 453 5984
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Ranked #9 of 281 Attractions in Dublin
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Type: Historic Sites, Specialty Museums
Description: This bleak old jail was notorious in the 19th century for its harsh treatment of prisoners.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW via mobile

The place itself is cool but apart from the main hall which is Interesting to see as you can relate to a famous movie... nothing special, It's just a prison. But the guide and the history is very informative, loved it.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

This place is a must for anyone interested in Irish history and the sacrifices made by our then leaders to free Ireland from British occupation. Sadly their dreams have yet to be realised.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

The tour is very informative for those unfamiliar with events that took place during the jail's history. We took the tram to the Suir Road stop--an alternative for those not doing the hop on-hop off bus.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Very interesting place to visit in Dublin. Good guides.20 minutes from Dublin by bus 79. If you are planing to visit Goal this is the one.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Kilmainham Gaol. The museum was interesting with enough horrid history to keep the most ghoulish kids interested, followed by a well informed tour with a guide from OPW. Really good afternoon entertainment.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW via mobile

Excellent place to take a guided tour and learn about great irish history, especially in the light of the anniversary of 1916.

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Sligo, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

An excellent tour full of interesting facts, a must if you visit Dublin.The entrance fee is very cheap.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Started my day where my morning flight to US was delayed by 3 hours - so was looking for something to do and a co-worker mention the prison. So I got there a 9.30 when it opened and after a short wait in line, we were grouped off for a tour of the prison. The tour guides were very informative... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Put simply, this is my personal favourite site/tour in the capital. Brilliant guides tell a fascinating history. 10/10

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

A great day being shown around, and hearing the stories that the guide was telling us well worth the visit

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