Armagh Gaol

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Saran O M
Armagh, UK44 contributions
An historical and fascinating place!
Jul 2018
I was honoured to visit here when it was open to the public and i had one of the most intriguing and interesting tours of my life! I would love to see it open again for tours someday.
Written June 5, 2019
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Ian K
Belfast, UK37 contributions
City Gaol
May 2017 • Friends
Centered in Armagh at one end of the Mall. Formerly a womens prison that unfortunately has been disused for many years. Part of it is maintained and open to the public on specific days. There have been plans to develop the site to include a hotel. This needs to happen soon as other ex prisons around the world have been great successes. Worth a visit to see original prison.
Written May 17, 2017
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honey045
wicklow ireland48 contributions
Great place to visit
Jul 2015
Amazing place to visit , the guide was great telling all the history and legends of the prison and Armagh city we were delighted with the tour and would definitely go back and visit again , I must see really is a step back in time to see how the prison system worked up until the 80s
Written June 15, 2016
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cassie
New York City, NY59 contributions
Armagh gaol
Nov 2015 • Business
The Armagh gaol is a place where anyone can come just to get a taste of that musty smell and the feeling of hundreds of serial killers killed at the the Gaol.there are also a few surprises around the corner from my personal experience the first thing I noticed was a dead butterfly sitting in the window I guess anything that enters here gets the feeling of death. Also in one of the cells i would say that the inmate must of been a bit hungry as there was a chocolate dip wrapper under the bed of the cell other than this experience I really enjoyed it staff were lovely and provided a lot of history through out the tour and I would definitely recommend the Armagh gaol
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Written May 9, 2016
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rachael g
Belfast, UK12 contributions
Different
Sep 2015 • Couples
This was and strange look back and what prison was like for the in mates, we got a guided tour and it was very interesting.
Written November 18, 2015
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CiaraSlevin
Northern Ireland, UK2,641 contributions
An informative, entertaining, spooky tour..
Oct 2015 • Friends
Despite being from Armagh I've never visited the Gaol. Although I no longer live in Armagh I took the opportunity today, whilst visiting family, to take a Gaol Tour. There are rumours Armagh Gaol is to be renovated into a hotel and although I'm unsure if this is still happening I thought today might be my last opportunity to see this building before it's changed forever.

The tour was eye opening and our tour guide brilliant, entertaining and informative. We heard about the Gaol's history which dates back to the 1780's (it closed its doors as a working prison in 1986). At different periods men, women and children were imprisoned and executed here. It was eerily fascinating to see the whole Gaol including cells and all the different levels. The building is slowly decaying with peeling paint, crumble and decay setting in. A derelict, sad atmosphere lingers and although we took the daytime 12.30pm tour it was a great experience on Halloween. I imagine the late evening tours would be brilliant, creepy and scary!

At £7 per person for an approximate 50 minute tour it was extremely good value for money. The prices vary slightly with late night tours being a bit more expensive, but family tickets and concession rates are available. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to Armagh Gaol, would highly recommend it and hope this building is developed into a tourist attraction instead of being converted into a hotel.
Written October 31, 2015
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Gordon R
Armagh, UK7 contributions
Armagh Goal fright night
Oct 2015 • Solo
Just home from the fright night at Armagh Goal, what a brilliant night, the Gaol is class, the tour guides Sharon and Jessica are so knowledgeable and the craic was mighty with a few wee surprises thrown in, if your looking a great Halloween experience book the fright night now.
Written October 24, 2015
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David G M
Armagh, UK48 contributions
Restoration please!!
Aug 2015 • Family
Visited twice recently,once with my own family then again with my sister's.
Tour guide is very knowledgeable and does a good job in giving visitors a sense of what went on in the gaol,recounting the history of the building and conveying testimonial accounts from former prisoners.
Desperately needs funding from outside the local council to make it a viable tourist attraction,there are sizeable parts of the building inaccessible that could be put to good use with a little imagination and a creative mind.
If you build it they will come.
Written October 11, 2015
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GemsNI
Armagh, UK531 contributions
bit disappointed
Sep 2014 • Friends
Had the opportunity to visit the Gaol during a heritage open day. After living in Armagh for many years i was anticipating the visit, however, i have to say i was very disappointed. It was literally a shell, with gates to prevent going down corridors - obviously for health and safety as it needs LOTS of money put into it, or, just turn it into the hotel that has been rumoured for years!
Written August 29, 2015
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Cathy N
Craigavon, UK238 contributions
Disappointing
Sep 2014 • Family
Visited here with my young daughter in tow. She hated the whole experience. I found the tour disappointing to be honest. The jail needs a good make over and is dangerous in places. The crumlin road jail is a much better option.
Written August 27, 2015
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