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Cork City Gaol Admission Ticket provided by Cork City Gaol

Cork City Gaol Admission Ticket

Cork City Gaol Admission Ticket
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Duration:
60–120 minutes
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Service animals allowed
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    60–120 minutes
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Service animals allowed
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 60-120 minutes
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Chinese, Russian, Portuguese, English, Italian, Chinese, French, Dutch, Spanish
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 60-120 minutes
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Chinese, Russian, Portuguese, English, Italian, Chinese, French, Dutch, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Important information
Inclusions
  • Admission
  • Entry/Admission - Cork City Gaol
Duration
60–120 minutes
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Inclusions
  • Admission
  • Entry/Admission - Cork City Gaol
Duration
60–120 minutes
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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Andre H
Cape Town, South Africa353 contributions
Apr 2022
This was part of the many attractions we visited on our trip to Cork City on 18 April.

From the outside walls when one stops & parks outside(free parking) it does not look like much but certainly worth the 10 euros , self guided tour - paper self guide which is very easy to use by following the number sequence which is also quite clearly marked at each station within the jail. As you enter there is also someone to assist you should you not be sure of what to do.

The self guide pamphlet gives you details of each station & insight into some of the reasons why people went to jail including a 9 yr old which was quite sad.

Towards the end there is an interactive quiz which gives you further insight into prison life.

Once you leave the building you then have an opportunity to walk around the outside . There are bathrooms on site but I did not see a cafe/coffee shop. The jail opens at 10am & it was better than we expected
Written 6 May 2022
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Bozeman-Dublin
Trim, Ireland8,422 contributions
I really enjoyed the self-guided tour of Cork Gaol today. It is a tenner admission but it is also definitely worth paying the mere €2 extra for the handset to listen to the guide and the various inmates telling you their stories!
The West Wing is beautifully restored, such an elegant building full of history and character. Many of the cells are open to step into and the audio guide tells you the story of its inhabitant, the most famous one being Countess Markiewicz.
You also get to visit the governors office and the punishment room. It's well worth doing the Gaoler's quiz in the punishment room by the way!
Afterwards you can walk around the outside and see the old hospital, debtors jail and exercise yard.
Really interesting tour. It has a one way system at the moment due to social distancing and only one person can enter a cell at a time. But the cells are small and people move freely so you will not be waiting long if at all. The landings are quite wide though, it wasnt crowded at all to be fair.
Definitely worth a visit. Plenty for the kids to enjoy as well as history or sociology buffs.

Written 2 August 2020
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Staessen
Ichtegem, Belgium826 contributions
Aug 2021
Old prison which is nice to visit, well preserved and very nicely decorated with the cells still present. With an audio guide to follow at your own pace with a story illustrated with lifelike puppets for each cell, very nicely done. This is at the top of the city so best to get there via the hop on hop off.
Written 9 September 2021
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Phil D
8 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
Cork city Gaol is a good place to spend an hour. It has a lot of history and the dolls were cool. I enjoyed that the staff lets you fully explore the place on your own without interruptIng and ruining experience. The only part that I disliked was that they put some lame polls in middle of cells to prevent you from taking good pictures and getting close to manekens. That also ruins the immersion since it wasn't there in real life scenario in Gaol.
Written 16 June 2021
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Annie Roche
County Cork, Ireland34 contributions
A trip I’ve wanted to take for many years & it was worth it. A fascinating place steeped in history. The exhibits throughout are great & touch on many periods of history. I recommend the audio guide which you can start & stop as you go. The visit will take about 2hrs & is suitable for kids.
Written 27 September 2021
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Jason E
178 contributions
We were a family of 4, two teenagers. Admission price was extremely reasonable at €30 for family ticket. We didn’t opt for the audio tour. There is lots to see so we took our time and followed our guide map which had the attractions numbered and a brief description and history of what you were looking at. You could go into a lot of the cells and get the history and reason why the prisoners were in there. It’s a big site so it takes about 2 hours to take it all in. There is a small gift shop on the way out and you can buy tea/coffee and some small cakes or chocolate bars and then sit outside. In the whole it was a great experience and I would definitely recommend it.
Written 1 September 2021
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Sandra A
Dublin, Ireland46 contributions
We visited the Gaol and really enjoyed the experience. It is very well done with wax works depicting the characters and the information leaflet is very good. Definitely worth a visit while in Cork ( not far from the city Centre )
Written 17 August 2021
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mariaB76
Derry20 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
I paid a euro or two extra and did the audio tour, well worth that little bit extra.
The staff here are extremely helpful and explain how to get the most out of the museum without being pushy.
The Gaol itself has been restored but I was delighted to see that there are still some bits that haven’t and you get a better sense of the original atmosphere of the place. I’m told there is a resident ghost but unfortunately I didn’t get to confirm that for myself.
There is a radio museum on the upper floors and it’s well worth a venture up the original stone stairs for.
It’s also possible to walk around the exterior and I’d recommend it, not only is there plenty to see but it’s a nice spot to look out over the city.
Written 4 March 2020
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GiovanniCorcaigh
Cork, Ireland192 contributions
The Gaol is an amazing attraction! An old prison turned museum, it has been preserved well over the last two centuries and has a lot of content to see and hear. It's very interactive too, as it has games all over and a set of friendly and helpful staff that really help make the experience a lot more pleasant. This place works well for coming in alone or with friends and family. There's a quaint gift shop too with a lot of good stuff in there, I personally chose to go with the local chocolates and wall hangings.
Written 21 July 2020
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JasonCollins78
Dublin, Ireland8 contributions
We were stuck for something to do in Cork City on a rainy day and decided to go here. Would thoroughly recommend it, fun, educational and for the older kids there's a bit for them too. They've stocks you can get into and the mannequins add a nice touch. If you're a history buff you'll be in your element but if you just want a way to keep the family entertained it's great too. Good value for money as well. We didn't have to pre-book or anything.
Written 30 July 2020
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By: Cork City Gaol
flamingod805
flamingod805
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Great piece of cork history
Walked here from the city centre, great views over the city. This is a little gem of cork history and although it i
PhillyDunphy
PhillyDunphy
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NOT an operational jail
the only prisoners in there are wax. Very educational some very cool views of the city from the second floor. I rea
sineadcollins
sineadcollins
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Very interesting and enjoyable!
Very interesting, was good value for money! Very good cleaning standards and felt very comfortable throughout.
921stephend
921stephend
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Well Worth Visiting
Cork doesn’t have too many visiting attractions so this is a must see. We chose the interactive audio self tour, th
720diarmaidc
720diarmaidc
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Well worth a visit
The number of tourist attractions and things to do in Cork is a bit limited particularly, in a time when all the we
Mark D
Mark D
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Gaol time
Visited the gaol while in Cork, interesting place, self guiding tour, with sufficient information provided. €30 for
568kristineb
568kristineb
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Cool and creepy
I had an absolutely wonderful experience at the Cork City Gaol. I don’t know if they offer guided tours (I think t
M3582UStimo
M3582UStimo
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Interesting
We found Cork Gael very interesting and informative, well worth a visit, but we thought it was a bit expensive.
MICK0950
MICK0950
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PLENTY TO SEE
We enjoyed touring round and found the audio guide one of the bet we had used. There was plenty to see and quiz and
Eileen2429
Eileen2429
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A beautiful building
I was really struck by the beautiful building as we entered the Cork City Gaol. My daughter and I visited in Februa
AML1983
AML1983
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Quirky little museum!
A quirky little museum which offers a great insight into the history of crime and punishment. Make sure you get the
394rayc
394rayc
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Visit to the gaol withe a gardener from there
Quite a shock to see what the conditions and the reason for there sentencing was like some from the age of 10 surpr
Jeenge
Jeenge
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Brilliant
Having walked to the City Gaol we were gasping for a drink when we reached the top & the lovely lady in the small g
Kali298
Kali298
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Fun for an hour
Learnt a lot in a short space of time, and very interesting to see how it once was! It's a bit of a walk from the c
Bibi L
Bibi L
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Worth a visit
Take the City Tours Bus and take the time to discover Cork's history...you will be impressed by this prison!
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