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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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The Gaol has been very well restored and is used to basically tell the story of the 14 martyr leaders of the 1916 Easter Rebellion (you see their jail cells and where they were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Vancouver, Canada
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Gaol has been very well restored and is used to basically tell the story of the 14 martyr leaders of the 1916 Easter Rebellion (you see their jail cells and where they were executed). However, as the only access to the Gaol is through timed guided tours, so much depends on each guide and the strength of their presentation... More 

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Northampton, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited on recommendation from a friend. Really glad we pre booked tickets - it is a very popular visitors spot. The tour was very informative and the guide (DAVE) was very good. Would highly recommend

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Hamilton, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Book in advance to make sure you can tour the gaol. While you can go thru the museum part without a ticket you need one for the tour itself-do it! It's a bit eerie at times to here the history but it's all well done and not scary for children at all.

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Marietta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a must-do! Very interesting tour of the jail. Lisa, our tour guide, was outstanding. You need to reserve your timed-entry tickets in advance. It's a stop on the Hop-On Hop-Off bus tour but make sure you know in advance how long it will take you to get there from your present Hop-On, Hop-Off stop.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We booked this online and it didn't disappoint. It was extremely informative and our guide Anthony couldnt have been more passionate or knowledgeable. Very reasonably priced at 7 a head. Well run, well thought out. Bring an umbrella if grey skies-part of tour outdoors! Comfortable shoes-no heels(narrow stairs and orginal uneven ground).

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

At just €7 this tour is outstanding value for money. Although the guided part of the tour itself isn't very long (around 45 minutes) it's very insightful and there's plenty to keep your attention. For those who don't know much about Irish history, its very informative, and the museum at the end of the tour has more in-depth information for... More 

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West Dennis, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A visit to Kilmainham Gaol is key to understanding modern Irish history. The guides are well informed and wonderful about answering questions.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is one of the highlights of any historical tour of Dublin. The jail has been restored and was the site of most major political prisoners from the series of Irish uprisings. It's a must-see for any history buff and is a good addition to most tours of Dublin (a good break from the pubs!). The official tour takes ~1... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a great tour for insight on the Irish struggles of the past. The prison was built in the 1700's. This is a guided tour and you should purchase your ticket online in advance. The guides are very good. You will see the prison cells of the martyrs of the 1916 Easter Rising. This is a must see for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Having visited the GPO building and been on the 1916 Theatre Bus visiting the Gaol took us full circle in the story of the 1916 rising. Had to book online in advance as so busy but well worth it. Didn't really rate the café and would find elsewhere to eat. Our guide, a young lad probably in his 20's, was... More 

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