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Review of Cork City Gaol

Cork City Gaol
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$22.65*
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Jameson Experience in County Cork
Ranked #10 of 164 things to do in Cork
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Corks Most Captivating Experience:A step back in time to see what 19th/early 20th century life was like-inside and outside prison walls. Historical experience brought to life with amazingly lifelike figures, furnished cells, sound effects & fascinating exhibitions. This exhibition fascinates visitors of all ages and nationalities and the tour is available in up to 13 languages.
Reviewed September 11, 2013

Although very interesting and a lot of history about it I felt it did not warrant the 14 euro fee to enter.

Thank Liz C
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Reviewed September 7, 2013

You sure should be glad to have not broken the law back then! Our jails and prisons today are so cushy compared to days gone by. Worth a visit for sure!

Thank A D
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Reviewed September 6, 2013

We enjoyed the walk around the old cork gaol. The audio visual display was brilliant. Would reccomend this place to anyone looking for a half day activity in the city.

Thank Gene M
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Reviewed September 5, 2013

Only ok What a waste of time . A long trek for very little reward It was lovely & sunny great view but wish we had gone to kinsale

Thank Joss C
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Reviewed September 5, 2013

The gaol can be reached by walking from the city centre. It takes about half an hour. Coming back is easier as it is mostly downhill.
Entrance to the gaol comes with a free guided tour. Take the tour, it is very informative. (It even managed to hold the attention of my teenage daughter.)

Thank panzaverde4
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