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“Cork City Gaol”
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Cork City Gaol
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Ranked #7 of 159 things to do in Cork
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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 December 16, 2013

We had heard about the gaol previous to our trip to Ireland and decided it would be worth a visit.
As it turned out , the visit became the highlight of our 2 night stay on the island. It's difficult to walk to from the city centre as It's mostly uphill, but the 10 min taxi drive only cost us 7 Euros.
The entry fee is 8 Euros per adult with free guide book, and for additional 3 Euro, you're supplied with audio commentary via earphones (which you get to keep at the end)!
The tour itself takes around 40 mins, and is really informative. And along with the waxwork models of the prisoners and warders, you get a real atmospheric feel.
There's a gift shop attached to the wing. The staff are extremely knowledgable and friendly, and the place is well worth a visit if you're in the area.
Highly recommended.

Thank Chris G
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Reviewed December 12, 2013

On a recent visit to the lovely city of Cork, we visited this old jail. Its a well maintained building, with lots of history. There is a audio guide you can listen to and there are lots of cells that you can look into and imagine what it would have been like. We learned it was once a childrens, womens and mens prision, quite shocking you would imagine. Entry fee is well worth the money and its great for educational purposes especially if you would like to learn something new . Go and see its a fantastic building and has lovely grounds .

Thank Hannah V
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Reviewed November 26, 2013

Prefect for few hours out. Give yourself time to walk around. This is something solo traveller could do. The information the gaol have put on tape is second to none.

Thank patrickhhennessy
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Reviewed November 26, 2013

I recently went to Cork City Gaol for the first time and as someone living in Cork it was well overdue. I found the staff very friendly and the prices were ok. It is well worth getting the recorded tour and you get to keep it so you can listen to it again at you leisure if you want to get some information you may have missed. The tour took about an hour and it was easy to follow and enjoyable. There may be an opportunity for a coffee shop or something similar so as to be able to just sit and enjoy the ambience of the gaol. But a good tour with a good lay out and enjoyable. Fit for all the family.

Thank Alan S
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Reviewed November 25, 2013 via mobile

I visited the gaol with my wife and 2 children. You could experience everything that is on offer in 10 to 15 minutes. Essentially, this is an old gaol with a small wing being maintained. Overall terrible value. Rude staff.

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