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Address: Inchicore Road | Kilmainham, Dublin 8, Ireland
Phone Number: 01 453 5984
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This bleak old jail was notorious in the 19th century for its harsh...

This bleak old jail was notorious in the 19th century for its harsh treatment of prisoners.

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Kilmainha Gaol

One of the most fantastic historic places in Dublin, Ireland. A must see! It's been renovated and it's looking extremely well. History When it was first built in 1796, Kilmainham... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

One of the most fantastic historic places in Dublin, Ireland. A must see! It's been renovated and it's looking extremely well. History When it was first built in 1796, Kilmainham Gaol was called the "New Gaol" to distinguish it from the old prison it was intended to replace – a noisome dungeon, just a few hundred metres from the present... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Crimes and consequences, size of cells and the artefacts. There is no need for detailed knowledge of Irish history to enjoy this tour.

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Thank JimMaguinn
Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

They should really charge more for admission on this place. It's just a lovely way to pass an hour hearing the heart wrenching stories of the prisoners. Take some time to go to the museum where they have the letters from loved ones before they died. Nice little tea rooms as well however on the busier days it was hard... More 

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Thank MS1982
Dublin, Ireland
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is such a great place to visit so much to take in. Great bit of history . Also does a free tour on Wednesdays

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you want a bit of history both old and new then a visit to Kilmainham is a must.With the 100th anniversary of the 1916 rising drawing near it will be a great time to visit.See the cells that the rebel leaders were held in and the area which they were executed. On a lighter side scenes from the Michael... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great way to see the more historical side of Dublin and Ireland . Very popular as its now 100 years since the 1916 rising so book early !!

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It is the 100th year since the rising so I would reccomend visiting here and many of the other historic sites in Dublin this year. Kilmainham however is special.

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Kildare, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Looked up website online for opening hours a couple of Sundays back and decided to bring my Japanese student over. Arrived 40mins later at 2pm to be told that there were no more spaces available for the day despite being open until 4.30pm. Nothing was stated on the website when I checked before departing. I queried this with the young... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited today, so much history , our guide Enda was captivating, he left you wanting to hear more and was very thought provoking. It was well worth the 4 euros.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The tour of Kilmainham Gaol was great, the building itself is really impressive and the staff are excellent. They are very knowledgable and on hand to do their best to answer any questions you might have. Good value for money and definitely worth a visit.

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