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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.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“old jail” (190 reviews)
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Inchicore Road | Kilmainham, Dublin 8, Ireland
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+353 1 453 5984
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Reviewed yesterday

Make this a stop on your visit to Dublin. Tickets do sell out quickly, so be sure to book in advance!

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Reviewed yesterday

The prison is one of my favorite attraction in the city, and I always recommend it to my friends. You'll learn loads about Irish History, from the Great Hunger to the Rising. Tours are guided, with highly qualified and interesting guides. I recommend visiting Books...More

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Reviewed yesterday

I have never come across such deep hate filled rhetoric against the British. Being English it was the intension to learn more of the history of Irish independence and the injustices that the Irish people suffered for their independence, however myself and three others (all...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Interesting tour, very informative about the history of the country. The guide Niamh was so sweet and nice. Not a must, but can be nice, especially for students as they get a nice discount.

Thank Dor B
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Reviewed yesterday

My wife and I visited the jail in May. We booked tickets online in advance and I am so glad we did! I have visited lots of places, but this is without a doubt one of the best. The tour guide was incredibly passionate about...More

Thank Chris S
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Reviewed yesterday

One of the best attractions in Dublin. Full of history and heartfelt stories about the making of Dublin and Irish society.

Thank Damien M
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The tour guide was so passionate about the 1916 rebellion and Irish independence that you would think he was there himself... or perhaps that he plans on leading the next one? I think people would follow him! The goal was where one of my favorites...More

Thank Sara P
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A visit here is haunting. If you have any interest in the history of the rebellion, this place is a must. But get your tickets ahead of time! They sell out

Thank Anne C
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Kilmanham Gaol is an excellent tour for anyone interested in recent Irish history and especially the 1916 Irish Rebellion.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Except for the Tower of London, one does not often think of a jail as an integral part of a country's history. But like the Tower of London, the Kilmainham Gaol was at the heart of some of the most important events of Irish history...More

Thank Walter W
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Jon S
August 12, 2018|
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Response from patgrennan | Reviewed this property |
i think we went through the hotel to get tickets; most everyone seemed to walk up and purchase tickets. we booked a time, then arrived early. (same thing with Jameson's tour-go early). wear good walking shoes.
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Jon S
August 12, 2018|
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Response from Jeremy B | Reviewed this property |
Just go to the website and follow the easy instructions. They provide times for the available tours and you just need to be there 15 minutes before start time. You can go earlier and visit the museum portion for free. It is... More
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Andrea H
August 7, 2018|
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Response from Jeremy B | Reviewed this property |
We purchased tickets the day before our visit. When you go online to the website if will show you times available and if I remember correctly they tour groups about every 15 minutes.
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