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Cork City Gaol

Convent Avenue | Sunday's Well, Cork T23 VX25, Ireland
+353 21 430 5022
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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. This exhibition fascinates visitors of all ages and nationalities and the tour is available in up to 13 languages.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good39%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“audio tour” (93 reviews)
“wax figures” (17 reviews)
“old jail” (23 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Convent Avenue | Sunday's Well, Cork T23 VX25, Ireland
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+353 21 430 5022
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"audio tour"
in 93 reviews
"wax figures"
in 17 reviews
"old jail"
in 23 reviews
"prison life"
in 14 reviews
"own pace"
in 38 reviews
"self guided"
in 25 reviews
"interesting place to visit"
in 26 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 65 reviews
"interesting history"
in 23 reviews
"cork city"
in 61 reviews
"great attraction"
in 14 reviews
"rainy day"
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"couple of hours"
in 18 reviews
"beautiful building"
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"entrance fee"
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"prisoners"
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Reviewed yesterday

Been to Cork many times and this was my first visit. Very impressive tour and beautiful grounds. Worth the visit!

Thank RayNJanetViel
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed visiting here on a recent trip to Cork. Found the history of the Gaol interesting and educational. Would recommend if you are in the area.

Thank Jolo43
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very informative information about the jail and some of its prisoners and visitors. There are factual information on walls, writing from some of the inmates cells, you get to view and go inside a cell and around main part of the building and grounds -...More

Thank I D
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a find. Our daughters had researched places to see for our day in Cork - and the City Gaol was ‘a must’. We were not disappointed. A friendly welcome at the gatehouse - my wife chose the audio tour; I took the printed guide...More

Thank Simon B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Really interesting and informative. Enjoyed the audio tour but the self guided tour gave you good infornation

Thank Susan A
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This tour gave an interesting insight into 18th century Cork. Both the booklet and audio were well done. It was a shame the cafe wasn't open after our 25 minute walk up the hill. It is time well spent to see a slice of important...More

Thank PeigRos
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A twenty minutes uphill walk from the city center, you will find this fascinating slice of 18th century Cork. There is an audio guide you could get for an extra 2 Euros, but we opted to go without it. Its 8 Euros per person. There...More

Thank Vidya K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After an uphill walk to the gaol it was great to pay a visit to understand more about a slice of history in 18th century Cork. We opted for the free guidebook which gave back stories into several parts of the exhibition

Thank Donna P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing place. I was here for a friends wedding, and was amazed by the place. Like most people, I hadn't been here before, and I will be doing the official tour soon. I highly recommend a visit here for both locals and visitors

Thank Anntimdesmond
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A hidden gem for all the yanks visiting cork It’s a must see for all you ex pats that come to Cork It’s one of those places that carries a lot of Irish history and the guide has all the charm of an Irish story...More

Thank marrtino
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Molly R
March 9, 2018|
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Response from CorkCityGaol | Property representative |
Hi Yes you can park on street which is free for up to 2 hours.
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Michael G
August 9, 2017|
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Response from CorkCityGaol | Property representative |
Hi Michael, 5pm is our last admission time unless we have an evening event then it may be slightly earlier. I would recommend contacting us before your visit just in case.
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Salem R
July 14, 2017|
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Response from CorkCityGaol | Property representative |
Hi Salem R, The mannequins are life sized for the period which is roughly around 5ft.
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