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Nice building

Worth the effort nice old building you can imagine what it must of been like the old prison bars can be seen from the front of the building

Reviewed 1 week ago
Am M
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Worth the effort nice old building you can imagine what it must of been like the old prison bars can be seen from the front of the building

Thank Am M
Stoney Creek, Canada
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Reviewed February 1, 2017

It is more interesting from the outside than the inside. The interior of the building is a modern operational local courthouse with not a lot to see as it carries on it's daily business. The outside face of the building does however maintain a sense of age and the lower windows are still barred representing the old jail

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed January 14, 2017

It is not really very much to see, but it is interesting how the house has been used in the most different ways. Have a look outside when you pass.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed December 29, 2016

Originally built as a town house belonging to influential Grace family. thus it is also known as 'Graces Old Castle'. It was yielded to the crown for use as a 'Sheire Gaol' in 1566 at which time it must have been rebuilt. It became a courthouse, during the Georgian Period, between the years 1758 and 1792. The cells at ground... More 

Thank Vincent D
Timmins, Canada
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Reviewed September 22, 2016

Nice to see even if its just walking by. Lots of history and stories here. You are not able to go in but it is still worth a quick visit.

Thank JulieatSibu
Sugar Land
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Reviewed July 21, 2016

This is worth walking through, but you need some historical perspective before you go in or it's a waste.

Thank Mary A
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Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

While walking around Kilkenny this is an interesting sight. Many bars on the Windows. Great view and plaques from the outside. Interesting to take a photo.

Thank Daniel S
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed April 16, 2016

Great to see it as part of your walk through Kilkenny. However, you are not able to enter as this is a functioning court house, etc. So, I would suggest not going out of your way if you are planning to see the inside. However, as part of your walk through Kilkenny, it is quite close to everything, and, it... More 

Thank Scalea05
Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed November 23, 2015

I don't think it would be possible to go into this place without first consulting the security at the front door, there were cases going on the day I was here, and people were having out of court meeting there while I admired the building as a tourist. WOuld be a good one to take a look around though, nice... More 

Thank Theycallitmadness
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Reviewed November 7, 2015

Great history worth going to see and learn about the past. The structure is in great shape . It's a must do.

Thank LaoisBer

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