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Kilmainham Gaol Museum

Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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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, Dublin D08 T2X5, Ireland
+353 1 453 5984
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Amazing day out. Very informative and our guide was friendly and knowledgeable. The coffee shop was lovely and had some delicious cakes. We would definitely recommend a visit here for Irish people and visitors from other parts of the world too

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Anita M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

One of the highlights of our Dublin trip, a very interesting history of a very tragic time in history. Well worth the visit.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Brian M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

In novembre 2018 we’ve bin 6 days in Dublin. Very interesting days. My wife A I spend 3 hours in jail. Not The real jail but The Kilhamian Jail luying behoud The Central railwaystation. I think The jail is from The 18 century. A guide...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank brass223
Reviewed 2 days ago

This place is very historic and our guide made our experience feel real. This was the best part of Dublin, as regards sightseeing. I definitely recommend a visit. But you need to book tickets in advance.

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Christina_79Athens
Reviewed 2 days ago

Tour was fine but became repetitive after a while. Most famous prisoners were from the Rising. But after you've heard about the Rising, and seen the small cells, it was all a little monotonous

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Suzette F
Reviewed 3 days ago

excellent attraction, although very busy, alot of history here and we are very glad we went and would highly recommend to our family and friends to visit.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Lavin20192020
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a very interesting museum with very good tour. Guides are very knowledgeable and I would suggest to book your tour in advance. The place is full of history and there is a lot to see. A must visit place in Dublin.

Date of experience: November 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

An amazing place filled with history, all explained in depth by knowledgeable guides. Book monthes in advance in summer ! to avoid disappointment

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank cabsav71
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I had failed to book a ticket prior so I showed up and hoped for space. I got very lucky that they had a shorted tour of highlights that I was able to take. I had to wait about 90 minutes before the start so...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank chasinghygge16
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Peter was one of the best tour guides we have ever had. This is a fantastic tour, a must see. Book in advance or make sure you show up at opening to get your spot.

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Katie C
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Karen M
September 22, 2019|
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Response from GrahamHyder | Reviewed this property |
We visited their website and purchase the tickets in advance for a specific time period you may be able to purchase them when you get there but I would suggest purchasing them in advance. It's a great tour
Karen M
September 22, 2019|
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Response from norrrrm | Reviewed this property |
You can purchase them in advance by going to their website. I believe I mentioned this in my previous post. Unfortunately, tripadvisor does not allow hyperlinks, but Google "Kilmainham Goal" and go to their website to... More
August 25, 2019|
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Response from jobZ1981HE | Reviewed this property |
We personally left a whole day so that it wasn’t rushed. So much to see and so a lot of great info to take in! Enjoy!
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