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Kilmainham Gaol

Open Now: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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“old jail”(214 reviews)
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This bleak old jail was notorious in the 19th century for its harsh treatment of prisoners.
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Inchicore Road | Kilmainham, Dublin D08 T2X5, Ireland
+353 1 453 5984
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All reviews political prisoners old jail guided tour book in advance easter rising irish independence great tour interested in irish history ireland's history history lesson interesting place hop on hop off bus well worth the visit visiting dublin city centre dolls jails
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

But can't go back that far! One of the best tourist attractions in Dublin. So interesting and so much history. Must book in advance as they're quite strict. Loved it here.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank ClarehTM
Reviewed yesterday

This was a very informative tour, the piece on the leaders of the 1916 rising was excellent , as was the history of the gaol during the famine

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Dave K
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

So glad the bus driver Jack Russell recommended this tour. We learned so much and enjoyed the experience. Book ahead, it books up fast.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank grumpybear808
Reviewed 2 days ago

I enjoyed every minute of this tour. Our guide was fantastic, he gave you a great deal of information mixed in with a bit of humour. Fascinating history to this place, some I was aware of and wanted to see for myself. If you only...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank harry m
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Fantastic tour guide, very interesting place. Excellent coffee shop and all staff were very helpful and friendy

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank njjohn84
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had a really good tour of the Gaol from Adam our tour Guide very passionate and knowledgable. Would definitely recommend this tour very good value for money. Would recommend to book online as it sells out pretty fast.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Pandabuddie
Reviewed 2 days ago

You will get to learn a lot about the history of the prison which they tie into the history and politics of the country. After the tour of the prison (both new and old building) there is also an interactive museum that can further enrich...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Nicai d
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Having visited Dublin before and being unable to visit the jail due to its popularity I was determined I wasn’t missing out this time and booked our tickets in January. The whole experience was wonderful a warm welcome at the entrance then greeted by a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank V9437WFandreab
Reviewed 2 days ago

I came here after somebody reccommended it to me. I found it quiet sad but the experiece is one I will never forget.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank goldengatetraveller0
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lots of history here & a really good guided tour. So much emotion & it’s very easy to understand why there have been conflicts in Ireland for hundreds of years.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank patajames
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January 27, 2019|
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Response from Anne N |
No this attraction not included on Dublin Pass
January 15, 2019|
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Response from bailey b | Reviewed this property |
it is definitely still worth going, you learn so much history! and the staff was great :)
January 8, 2019|
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Response from effyes | Reviewed this property |
When I booked online it said there were no more spots available for weeks. To ensure you get to see it I would recommend pre-booking.