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Kilmainham Gaol

Inchicore Road | Kilmainham, Dublin 8, Ireland (Kilmainham)
01 453 5984
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Ranked #7 of 277 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

My wife and I had a very enjoyable experience, its well worth a visit. Our tour guide was called Michael who was very friendly, aproachable when asking questions and definately knew his stuff, his knowledge was excellent, but the way he told the story brought it to life. He made our visit great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This is an amazing place, steeped in the history of Ireland. the tour guides (David was ours) passionate and informative answering everything thrown at him. Great value for money One tip get there early. Will come back

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

You will get so much useful information about Irish history! More importantly, you will understand the attitudes of the Irish people and why they're so fiercely nationalistic. Michael, who was our guide through this sad place, was knowledgeable, poetic, personable and funny throughout our tour. It's interesting how the Irish can blend so many different emotions into one experience--and it... More

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Loved our visit to the Gaol. If you have ever watched the movie Michael Collins and about 80 other films you will love your visit. Our guide was excellent and everyone from 12 to 46 enjoyed our tour. Highly recommend if in Dublin.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The tour was amazing the tour guide was very funny and very well spoken he knew so much information and answered all our questions (wish I could remember his name!). It was very cheap and it didn't feel rushed at all. I would have gone back the next day to do it again if I had time too!

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Tuusula, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We don't know much about the history of Ireland and visited the place with great interest and definitely were not disappointed. You only get in here with a guide and luckily so as otherwise one would not have got anything out of it. Our guide was great and enjoyed the tour with him. The place seems to get very crowded... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This was brilliant! Our guide was informative and funny but this is definitely a chilling place with all the horror that happened there. Keep an eye out for the spot where they hung the inmates

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I spend quite a bit of time in Dublin, and I recommend it to everyone I know who has traveled to Dublin. I get chills walking through and hearing the stories of Irish men and women who fought for Ireland's independence. If you are with more than two people ask for a family pass, they will usually give you family... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

If you like history, you will love this place. I learned so much about the history of Ireland. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and answered any questions. The tour takes about an hour. You get to see all the cells and common areas. Very cool place!

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Visited here and was well worth the trip. Would recommend to all. Guide was really informative but remember it is an old building so is full of levels and steps and corridors.

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