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“Amazing insight into beautiful historical site”
Review of Kilmainham Gaol

Kilmainham Gaol
Ranked #1 of 512 things to do in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This bleak old jail was notorious in the 19th century for its harsh treatment of prisoners.
Reviewed July 8, 2017

One of the best tours I have been on in any city. Being Irish I felt it was something I should see and I was right. Brilliant tour, the only downside is an hour wasnt enough to soak up the passion and knowledge from our guide Adam. If you can request a tour by tourguide you should ask for him. So much knowledge and passion( Iknow I said that twice but thats how much I mean it)

Thank bryan578
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Reviewed July 8, 2017 via mobile

There is a lot of dark and sad, although significant, history to learn about at the Kilmainham Gaol. There are many stories about the lives of those that were incarcerated here, and some of those men and women had a great part in Ireland's history. I recommend taking the tour while visiting Dublin.

Thank Joshua B
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Reviewed July 8, 2017

A good tour gives a wonderful sense of the history and significance of the place. The jail itself gives a glimpse into the conditions faced by those incarcerated for even minor crimes - it's heartbreaking. The museum is well laid out and informative. The little cafe is surprisingly good too! Easy access by the Hop-On-Hop-Off buses. Worth the time to visit even if you have to wait for a tour as it's often very busy.

Thank Roddy_Halifax
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Reviewed July 8, 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed the guided tour with friends while visiting Dublin would definitely recommend especially if you like a bit of history, tour guide was very informative and kept everyone interested throughout the tour, staff all very friendly and knowledgeable well worth a visit but try to get their early and would recommend booking as it gets busy and you don't want to miss out

Thank emmabee08
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Reviewed July 8, 2017 via mobile

We've been to a few prisons (as travelers ) and this one is excellent. Great tour and well preserved facility. The tour guide was knowledgeable and the tour lasted the right amount of time. Museum is also great. Pre book your tour on line and allow time to find parking on the street. It's about 15 minutes outside Dublin center and traffic is a real possibility.

Thank CharlieS830
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