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Address: Inchicore Road | Kilmainham, Dublin 8, Ireland
Phone Number: 01 453 5984
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9:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
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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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My trip to Kilmainham Goal was the perfect ending to an incredible trip to Ireland. The Jail itself is imposing, and it's not hard to imagine the separation, silence and the daily... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Kings Park, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My trip to Kilmainham Goal was the perfect ending to an incredible trip to Ireland. The Jail itself is imposing, and it's not hard to imagine the separation, silence and the daily grind of the incarcerated. In addition, the Jail played a crucial role in Irish history, in particular the failed 1916 Easter Uprising and its aftermath. The tour itself... More 

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Kansas city
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fantastic tour! Make sure you book ahead of time, or you won't get in. Great value for the price and very knowledgable tour guides.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

As someone with a lifelong interest in crime and punishment, this was a must see on our trip to Dublin. We booked an 11.30 time slot for the tour and to be fair, even though we were early, they had no available slots to put us on a sooner tour. We had a drink and use of free wifi in... More 

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a very informative tour which takes you through the history of the jail, with an emphasis on those who led the rebellion of 1916, and it is the 100 year anniversary. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to learn more about Irish history. Much more fascinating than I thought it would be. I would highly recommend... More 

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

New museum adds to the experience . On certain days this place can be very busy . Ideal family day out . I have been here a few times as we always bring our spanish students . Ideal day out . Parking however can be a nightmare.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The tour of the gaol was awesome. You learn so much about the history of the establishment and it's connections to the rebels of the Easter rising. I loved every second of it and would do it again!

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Irish history a guide to show you around and explain everything you get to visit the cells and the inside as it would have been book online to be assured a place they'll print your ticket for you

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

On a day trip to Dublin, we decided this was one of a few things we must see! Although it's a short way out of the centre, it's worth the journey (we got the bus there and walked back in the sun). For such a cheap price the tour was a good length, and interesting from start to finish. Our... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Ireland's history is troubled and the tour guides at the jail really bring you a perspective that is very personal for the Irish. The East wing of the jail is beautiful and the museum is really good. You must book a time to visit it - if you don't, you will likely not get in. The tourist offices will help... More 

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Limerick, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Really enjoyed the tour. Well worth visiting. Unfortunately we did not have tickets booked online, so on arrival tours for the day were booked up.It would have been nice if we could have purchased our tickets for the following days tour while we were there, instead we had to queue again the following morning before 9 am in order to... More 

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