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Kilmainham Gaol

Inchicore Road | Kilmainham, Dublin 8, Ireland (Kilmainham)
01 453 5984
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Ranked #6 of 263 attractions in Dublin
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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Leicester, United Kingdom
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

I must admit I do not know much about Irish history. This place is easy to get to, bus stops nearby. I think we paid 6 Euros per adult. There is a nice little tea room upstairs if you fancy a bit of food and drink. The tour was outside a lot so dress warmly. We learnt about the reasons... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

The guide was anne and she spoke to fast and in the first room where she told the introduction was a little bit resonance and the combination was terrible. furthermore it was a little bit better but because she spoke so fast and it looks like she was in a rushe it was hard to understand and i could see... More

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Linz, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Liked the information given during the tour. The tour guide was good and was able to keep your attention the whole tour.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

This is a 'must visit' for anyone interested in the History of Ireland and/or who want to learn a little more of the Country they are in.

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Peterborough, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

We'll done. Very informative tour. The guides are very knowledgeable about the jail. The cost was very reasonable.

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

This was a wonderful tour with very knowledgeable guides. If you're in Dublin, don't miss a trip here!

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Inverurie, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Before I left for Dublin I had no intentions of visiting, but my parents told me at the last minute that I had to go. No regrets, this place is an absolute must to visit. The history provided (both in the museum and the guided tour) is fantastic, and some of the stories were heartbreaking. It also has a cafe... More

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

This was the surprise package of our trip to Dublin. The tour around the jail cost €2, as we were classes as students/concessions, which is an absolute bargin as it lasts around an hour. We were put into a group and allocated a very knowledgeable tour guide who escorted us around the jail, stopping at significant areas and providing us... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Gives a very authentic insight into the harshness of a 19th Century prison. Steeped in history of the Anglo - Irish conflict the are some harrowing tales to be experienced. You stand on the spot where the leaders were executed by firing squad. Well worth a morning. dc

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

This is an excellent tour, very atmospheric. There is quite a lot to take in. If it is busy it can feel a little rushed, definitely worth the trip.

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