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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...

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This is the place we don't miss. The history is amazing. The guides are great and do not miss the museum. The museum used to be when you first entered but now it is at the end of... read more

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

This is the place we don't miss. The history is amazing. The guides are great and do not miss the museum. The museum used to be when you first entered but now it is at the end of the tour. Take the time to walk through since it means so much more once you do the tour. My kids are... More 

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Dublin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

the best tour in Dublin Bar none. the guinness storehouse is great but here wins. so much history. chilling.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My partner and I had a really nice experience at Goal. The tour guide was super informative and the after-tour exhibits were interesting. I would definitely recommend the tour.

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We tried to catch the tour one day but missed the tickets. We came back the next at 9 am when the doors opened and got leftover or cancelled tickets and grabbed a spot in the 10 am tour. It was excellent with a well versed guide that warned us repeatedly not to wander as we would get lost. We... More 

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Tampa, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Second time here. Will return every time I visit Dublin. Such an awesome place to see and learn about. Tour guides are great.

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Not knowing anything about the 1916 revolt in Dublin, it was suggested that we go for a tour of the Kilmainham Gaol in Dublin. Best get a bus there, or a taxi. We walked and just that bit too far from Temple Bar. An old gaol with a newer 19th century Victorian designed gaol, so it's interesting to see the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Amazing visit to an amazing building. Loved the tour and it was very informative. Highlight of my visit to Dublin

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Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is one of the stops on The Hop On Hop Off Bus. Steeped in history that you can almost feel. I would return here again as I feel there was much I missed so leave yourself time to really take it all in. I think it's a must see in Dublin & I wouldn't hesitate to return again.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Situated west of the city centre Kilmainham Gaol can be reached on foot, especially if you are visiting other attractions in the area (Guinnesses, Phoenix park, Irisih Musem of Modern Art etc) but the hop on/hop off city tours also pass it. Its an excellent tour with a great insight into a very turbulent time in our nations history. An... More 

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Pennington, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The tour of Kilmainham is powerful and provides great insight into Ireland's struggle for independence. Our tour guide was very well informed and presented the information with great clarity. The facility is well preserved and the accompanying museum is first class.

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