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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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Wasn't sure I was going to enjoy this. My friend talked me into going. Very glad I did. It was fascinating and really brought together a lot Irish history. I would recommend it to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW via mobile

Wasn't sure I was going to enjoy this. My friend talked me into going. Very glad I did. It was fascinating and really brought together a lot Irish history. I would recommend it to anyone going to Dublin for more an a day. It is a bit of a walk from most of the other city attractions.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

This was my favorite place to visit. The docents (guide) was really interesting. It really put thing into historical context and brought the Easter Rising alive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Even though I heard the songs of the likes of James Connolly and others, with all the things to see in Dublin this wasn't really on my radar. I am so glad we took the time to go there.It was the second last day of our visit and we decided to do the hop on hop off city tour on... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Lots of interesting Irish History. Explains the details why the Irish and the English have such an difficult relationship over hundreds of years. Try to go first thing in the morning. We were in line and waited about 15m minutes of the tour start. Bring a coat or sweater.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

We had to queue for some time and were given a time slot requiring us to return an hour later, however it was worth it. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and clearly passionate about teaching others the interesting history of the jail. Unfortunately the main part of the jail was closed for refurb at our time of the visit,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

My husband and I went to Kilmainham last week and we loved our visit. We just saw the museum as the tours were booked out. You need to book in advance. We will bring our children next time and we will book ahead. Well worth a visit especially with the 100th anniversary of the Rising only around the corner!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Although you can wander around the museum on your own, the only way to visit the gaol is to get a guided tour. That was a very good thing regarding the fact that I knew little about this place. The bad news was that the East Wing was closed for renovation and the tour got shorter. Make sure to check... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Tour of the jail was great. Good tour guide and we really felt we learnd a bit of Irish history on your visit. Part of the area was in renovation so we did not get the full experience.. maybe next time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Learned a lot about Irish history at the very informative and professional tour through the prison. Our guide was friendly, competent and answered questions. The museum is also good to visit, again you can gather lots of information about the prison system, the Irish history and the personal storys of some inmates. AND: its only 2 € for students!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

We were really amazed by the Tour and the Museum (ridiculous 2€ in total!) and the history our guide told us about the Jail and the country. Learned a lot and enjoyed it - we really recommend it to everyone! Amazing feeling, it's like history coming alive.

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