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Cork City Gaol

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Address: Convent Avenue | Sunday's Well, Cork, Ireland
Phone Number: 021-430-5022
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Corks Most Captivating Experience:A step back in time to see what...

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.

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8-Day West of Ireland Tour from Dublin

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It worth to someone interested in history or a lawyer :D

Personally I like history and visiting historical(how old or new they are) it's my hobby so for me was a worth to visit it. For my friend that is a lawyer, this was interesting... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Cláudia M
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Cork, Ireland
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Kilmacthomas, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is so very interesting. 7euro for group great value, Super effects, audio, visual and tours. It creates the past and you will leave wondering just how lucky we are to live today.

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Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Personally I like history and visiting historical(how old or new they are) it's my hobby so for me was a worth to visit it. For my friend that is a lawyer, this was interesting to see the changes between the past and the present . It's a walk in time how good or bad the times where and the conditions... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The city gaol is impressive, full of history and very goodYambience. You can take audioguia (different languages) and feel the gaol experiencie . Entry 8€ time around 40 minutes.

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laois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It was open week in cork and we visited cork city goal. Staff were dressed in authentic costume and explained the history in very layman terms and so interesting. We walked the walls and watched all the child friendly activities they had on. Great visit altogether

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Edenderry, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had Tesco Boost tokens and redeemed them for a visit to Cork City Gaol. Great attraction to visit on a rainy day. Audio tour, Guided Tour & Booklets available. My 11 year old surprised me as she really enjoyed the Audio tour and took everything in. The only complaint I would have is not with the attractin but with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We did the guided tour on our first day. Very interesting and a little spooky. I would say good if you have a couple of hours to kill.

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County Mayo, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a great place to visit. We had a great tour guide (Mary) who was very informative and they kids were in awe of all the stories about the prisoners. After the tour you are free to go back through the jail to take photos or to revisit any area you want.

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Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This Gaol is very realistic - it makes you forget today and takes you back lo times when it was active. When you leave here, you don't forget what you learned - it is too fascinating, if a little shocking. A very good history lesson for all ages.

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Wexford, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited on a Sunday when we were down in Cork after visiting friends. We wanted something enjoyable but not overly crowded or touristy. Cork City Gaol did not disappoint, the tour was informative and there weren't much crowds either. You get a very good insight into what life was like for the men, women and children that were incarcerated... More 

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Grand Falls Windsor, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I didn't know what to expect in visiting/touring a jail. I was totally in awe once I was inside and listened about the history of the jail and its inmates. It really takes you back in time and see what the crimal justice was like and the actual disciplines encountered I those touching times. I highly recommend this tour for... More 

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