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“Great Attraction” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cork City Gaol

Cork City Gaol
Convent Ave. | Sunday's Well, Cork, Ireland
021-430-5022
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$1,697*
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8-Day West of Ireland Tour from Dublin
Ranked #14 of 185 things to do in Cork
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: Corks Most Captivating Experience:A step back in time to see what 19th/early 20th century life was like-inside and outside prison walls. Historical experience brought to life with amazingly lifelike figures, furnished cells, sound effects & fascinating exhibitions.
London, United Kingdom
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“Great Attraction”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

We enjoyed the walk around the old cork gaol. The audio visual display was brilliant. Would reccomend this place to anyone looking for a half day activity in the city.

Visited August 2013
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“Boring”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Only ok What a waste of time . A long trek for very little reward It was lovely & sunny great view but wish we had gone to kinsale

Visited September 2013
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“Worth the time”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

The gaol can be reached by walking from the city centre. It takes about half an hour. Coming back is easier as it is mostly downhill.
Entrance to the gaol comes with a free guided tour. Take the tour, it is very informative. (It even managed to hold the attention of my teenage daughter.)

Visited August 2013
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“Always something a little creepy bout a Gaol...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Very well put together exhibition that you can go through at your own pace. The wax models are well presented and some with a life like quality. (I always think it would be so good for them to come to life to scare the bewildered tourist!) Alas though they all stayed in wax form. Has some stairs but nothing at all taxing and worth it to get a good perspective on the Gaol. The audio visual presentation is worth a look and well put together to incorporate the history of the Gaol. We didn't stick around until dark but there is a ghost tour that would be worth a look. We brought tickets for the hop on hop off tourist bus that takes you right to the door of the Gaol...is a good way to get around the city and ticket lasts for 2 days.

Visited August 2013
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“Great experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Very interesting and very reasonably priced. The guided tour is excellent and is included in the price.

Visited August 2013
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