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Address: Inchicore Road | Kilmainham, Dublin 8, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 1 453 5984
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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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Know a bit about Irish History before you visit.

This is place is worth a visit as long as you can speak English and may be less interesting to those who can't. The guided tour which was excellent was in English and there did... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is place is worth a visit as long as you can speak English and may be less interesting to those who can't. The guided tour which was excellent was in English and there did not appear to be any facility or written information in other languages apart from Irish. The tour guide was very knowledgeable , happy to answer... More 

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Cheshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

very enjoyable, interesting and informative, really enjoyed it, The guide was knowledgeable and friendly.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The sight of the cells where the prisoners were imprisoned was an I eye opener as to how dreadful their conditions were. Interesting to see how differently the landed gentry were treated, bringing in their own meals, books, armchairs, beds. been able to take a stroll at their own leisure and of course to be back in their cell at... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Highly recommend visiting Kilmainham Gaol early in your visit to Dublin for the great history lesson of the Irish Republic. We visited on the last day and it answered a lot of questions we had earlier in the week.

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Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very interesting place. Guides are very knowledgable. Only found out by chance thst you now have to book a tour in advance.

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Missoula, Montana, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

While the entire reason for this museum's existence is horrific and such tragic stories to be told, it was also a must stop, see and take the tour destination. Don't miss it.

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Bilbao, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This tour was fantastic. The staff was kind and the guide was very knowledgeable. We really learned a lot about this important piece of history. We are students so we even got a student discount and we just booked in a tourism office; it was tricky finding a time because it was mostly sold out so make sure you book... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a great place to see. I never payed attention to any history in school. But after this tour I now understand what people had to go through within 1916. I really enjoyed this and I will be back again

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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We hadn't visited Kilmainham Gaol since a school tour in the 60s! So long ago.. Our excellent guide Katie , is passionate and well informed about the history of the gaol and it's " common criminal" population as well as the more famous and tragic political prisoners. Especially moving was the letter, beautifully written by James Fisher to his mother... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Terrific tour and very important to understanding the history of Ireland. For the movie buff, it is also interesting as it will be recognized from any number of films.

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