Hands-down the best thing we saw in Dublin.
If, like me, your Irish history isn't up to scratch, definitely take at LEAST an hour (I'd recommend two) to go through the museum before the tour. It'll give you context for the tour itself. There's a LOT of stuff to see and read, and it's all fascinating. I could have spent all day on the second floor looking at all the relics, reading the letters from prisoners, etc.
I can't remember our tour guide's name, but he was great. You could hear the sniffles as a number of people (including me) teared up when he was telling the story of Joseph Plunkett and Grace Gifford's last-minute wedding. The guide was a restrained storyteller--never theatrical--but he didn't need to be. The place is full of emotion.
Admission is unbelievably cheap (€3 for students). I wouldn't describe the visit as "fun," exactly..."haunting" is a better word. I have since recommended it to multiple friends who visited Dublin.
If you do one thing in Dublin, it has to be Kilmainham. Just incredible. I haven't been able to get it out of my head for a month.
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