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Kilmainham Gaol

Inchicore Road | Kilmainham, Dublin 8, Ireland
+353 1 453 5984
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This bleak old jail was notorious in the 19th century for its harsh treatment of prisoners.
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  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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Inchicore Road | Kilmainham, Dublin 8, Ireland
+353 1 453 5984
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Reviewed yesterday

I'm not one for historical site tours and tend to get bored easily. But the gaol is worth your time. The guide was excellent, the tour wasn't too crowded or too long, and it's just a cool place.

Thank Travis W
Reviewed yesterday

The gaol was our first stop on our tour of Dublin since we arrived on a Sunday morning. It provided a historical foundation for the entire trip and helped us understand the context of the Easter Rising.

Thank TravelingMan63
Reviewed yesterday

I had high expectations going in to this, as I had heard so many good things about it. I was not let down. Guide was knowledgable and entertaining, and exhibit was very well done. Even without all this the gaol would be worth a visit...More

Thank KatSeeburger
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This must be pre-booked and you turn up 30 min before your allotted time . A very knowledgable guide takes you on your tour and tells you all about the history of the jail. Very interesting tour and well worth a visit.

Thank Allen C
Reviewed yesterday

The tour does a great job of showing going through the prison and explaining its significance in the Irish struggle for independence.

Thank nhajare
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very interesting and educational tour in Irish history. Would definitely recommend if you are in Dublin even though it's a little journey away from the city centre.

Thank Fiona S
Reviewed yesterday

We booked a tour in advance for this attraction and arrived 15 minutes early as requested. We spent this time waiting in the “court room” at the gaol. When the tour began the group of 20 or so went into the chapel for a presentation...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We did not do the tour but, instead, opted for the free visit to the museum. The museum provided a good lesson in some Irish history, as well as a history of how prisoners were treated. A real eye opener to see how short sighted...More

Thank iansc2015
Reviewed 2 days ago

Visiting the jail is an emotional experience for those of us of Irish decent, as those incarcerated and executed there are responsible for Ireland's independence. The guide was very knowledgeable, and learning the history of criminal punishment was enlightening. Tickets in advance must be reserved...More

Thank MsSKD
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great tour around this interesting place. Totally worth the visit. Storytelling about the political prisoners that were kept there and their role in Irelands battle for independence from the British was very interesting 😀

Thank Sigridur O
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Kathy P
June 30, 2017|
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Response from geo352 | Reviewed this property |
You don't have to print it ahead of time as long as you have the receipt or ticket on your phone. Definitely want to book a head of time so you get the time slot you want. There were people who came after us and couldn't... More
June 27, 2017|
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Response from Brian H | Reviewed this property |
There is free parking in the vacinity if you look carefully. But on paid street parking is available I am 100% sure.
June 27, 2017|
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Response from geo352 | Reviewed this property |
The Gaol is in a pretty congested area. There is some street parking nearby, but no guarantees. I dIdn't see any parking lots or parking garages. I also looked on the satellite view of google maps and didn't see any... More