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Review of Kilmainham Gaol

Kilmainham Gaol
Ranked #1 of 512 things to do in Dublin
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Owner description: This bleak old jail was notorious in the 19th century for its harsh treatment of prisoners.
Reviewed July 23, 2013

A very interesting couple of hours. A lot of Irish history packed into a short trip. An informative tour for young and old alike. An excellent guide making the place come alive. After a coupe of house inside the Gaol, its good to escape!

Thank David K
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

Would extremely recommend this if you are visiting Dublin, low admission price and extremely interesting. Tour guides knowledgeable and extremely helpful.

Thank Hannah F
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

Our Guide here was OK, But really liked the sound of his own voice a bit much. We had a tour group start after us and they passed us and where GONE when we finished. Maybe some thought he was informative, which he was, but the long drone ruined the tour for and my family. Not much time for pictures was afforded which was disappointing.

BUT.. This is a must do tour when in Dublin.

Thank Mick M
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

This was an extremely interesting and thought provoking site and piece of history to see with my own eyes... i would encourage everyone to visit Kilmainham Gaol... it was a pivotal facet in Ireland's struggle for independence... and is a tangible and challenging site to explore and learn about on a VERY informative guided tour... well worth a possible delay/wait between tour groups going through..

the efforts of the irish volunteers who restored the gaol to a standard which preserves the history of the site for generations to come who have an interest in learning and viewing irish history...

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Reviewed July 22, 2013

It was an incredibly historic and informative tour. Glad we went. The political prisoners who were incarcerated have been commemorated in the names of some of the transit stops. As a visitor, I would never have know that without visiting the Gaol.

Thank KayPM
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