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Kilmainham Gaol

Inchicore Road | Kilmainham, Dublin 8, Ireland (Kilmainham)
01 453 5984
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Ranked #6 of 264 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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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

Went today with my 2 kids and what an experience! It wasn't even on my radar to go to the gaol whilst in Dublin but even the kids agreed it was the highlight of our stay! Informative, enjoyable, sad and it gave us a great insight into our history, my 8 and 10 year old learnt more about irish history... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Al be the first to hold my hand up and say i no nothing at all on irish history - we got there was told it would be around 1hour 30 for the next available tour, but there was a cafe and the muesum to see, the muesum its self was great lots of things to see and information to... More

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Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Very informative guided tour of Kilmainham Jail on Easter Monday. Had to wait an hour and half for our guided tour as all earlier tours were booked out but we didn't find the time going as we browsed round the museum and then had a bite to eat in the tea rooms. The tour of the jail both inside and... More

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London
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

An important stop for anyone who is interested in Irish history. You can go into detail or get a high level overview if you like. Very very interesting.

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Dorset UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

We can highly recommend everybody to go to the Gaol. What an incredible experience awaits the tourist. Not for the faint hearted. Ben - tour guide - we salute your commitment and integrity.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

within easy walking distance of town centre, interesting tour but a bit cold, got to see inside and out, cells and landings and informative tour guide, only waited for 1/2 to get in

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carrickfergus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Was worried about queues but on arrival on Sun morning about 11.10 was told only 5/10 mins wait by jovial guide at gate no real problem as we could look around the display when waiting.Our guide Owen was very informed and interesting and definately not just going through the motions.Would recomment to anyone with an interest in Irish history

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

Went here over 10 years ago and it was a great tour all about the jail and how people ended up in there .This time round was so political to political Would not recommend if you have kids

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Silkeborg, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

We had to wait 45 minutes before we were shown around in the jail. Though the guide was a fast talker, we got a lot of information especially about the easter rising.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

I seem to keep getting myself into Irish prisons, but it's totally worth it! Kilmainham was a great experience, from the museum at the beginning to the tour itself. We were so pleased we got the time to visit here! I wish the lovely young lady guiding us had worn a microphone, as she was rather softly spoken and it... More

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