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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, free with Dublin Pass. Great history of the Jail. TIP- go early, the queues build up by 11am.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Great tour, free with Dublin Pass. Great history of the Jail. TIP- go early, the queues build up by 11am.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is a must for anyone visiting Dublin. The tour is informative, well run and very good value for money.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Fantastic tour. Went with young children and special needs. Everyone catered for. This is a must see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

A visit to the Jail is a must. You get a real feeling of history and the tour is very informative. Not far from the centre of Dublin.

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Telford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

excellent value for money puts the Guinness store house to shame in terms of value for money. excellent guided tour from a very knowledgeable host. get there early or you will not get in.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Loved it. The tour guide very informative. History was fascinating. Only criticism is could charge more. €4 is so cheap for what you get. Maybe not running for profit but extra revenue could be spent on more renovation and upkeep. My favourite thing in Dublin.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We were very impressed with the amount of information that we received during our tour inside of the jail. Very informative.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This was a Fantastic Tour around the Kilmainham Gaol, the Tour Guide was brilliant he answered any questions with great detail. I would advise anyone going to Dublin to go here and take the tour

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

The tour was very enlightening. I didn't know that much about the history of the jail or Irish history before this. Would definitely recommend this tour for anyone. Whether your history buff or just sightseeing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We went to the jail because of the reviews on tripadvisor and found it interesting. I wouldn't say it was amazing, but was definitely worth checking out. The guides are very good at explaining the stories and the history of this location. If you go in the afternoon expect to wait in line for 30 minutes before you get a... More 

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