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Cork City Gaol

Convent Avenue | Sunday's Well, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 430 5022
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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.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good39%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“audio tour” (75 reviews)
“radio museum” (29 reviews)
“wax figures” (17 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Convent Avenue | Sunday's Well, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 430 5022
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Live In ireland for 36 years went back home after 2 year and paid a visit. It was great to see the history was well presented and the staff were very informative

Thank 835Derek26
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Brought tickets online and was a bit concerned as only had pay pal confirmation. But after email to the gaol I got a quick response from Fiona reassuring me just to show the PayPal email for entry. What a fabulous visit. So much to see,...More

Thank gem81280
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Recommended to use the hop on hop off bus to get there because it is a little bit out of the way but totally worth it. The guided tour is recommended becaue you get much more information that you would just simply walking around the...More

Thank Christine C
Reviewed 4 days ago

Our visit to Cork City Gaol was interesting. Took us around 20 minutes by foot to get there from the city center but you can reach it by car or by using the Cork City Hop on Hop off Tour Bus. In the premises of...More

1  Thank Hesthea
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Tickets to the gaol were included with our hotel package and we were glad to have used them. We enjoyed the walk up there, passing through various streets and getting more of a feel for the city then just staying down in the centre. We...More

Thank StarsForEyes
Reviewed 5 days ago

This really should be on your "to do" list. Gives a very interesting insight into Cork's social history, tucked away up a hill outside city centre, which can be reached by foot but best by car. (Bike will have to assault a pretty decent sized...More

1  Thank saytan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice easy activity for a family. My husband and I went, it was educational and interesting. I especially loved the graffiti of former prisoners on the jail cell walls. It was an enjoyable experience but if my time in Ireland were limited I would skip...More

Thank 4tires
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Cork gaol recently. Apart from the splendour of the building itself, what really made the trip worthwhile was the guided tour. It's well worth taking the scenic walk to the edge of town to visit this gaol.

1  Thank pipstrello
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a cold and wet day when we visited the Gaol, but enjoyed the experience and the stories. An interesting view into a dark past.

1  Thank Tim D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good times here. I recommend the guided tour. Our guide was informative and fun. I enjoyed looking around, and the tour was well priced.

Thank Patrick C
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Questions & Answers
Salem R
15 July 2017|
Response from CorkCityGaol | Property representative |
Hi Salem R, The mannequins are life sized for the period which is roughly around 5ft.
8 July 2017|
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Response from SharonFromKerry | Reviewed this property |
Hi Sorry for delay in replying.. Tour takes approximately 1 hour.. it is audio tour of the jail
31 March 2017|
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Response from CorkCityGaol | Property representative |
Hi bredamv Thank you for your question. Unfortunately the buses are on strike at the moment. You can get the Hop on Hop off bus which stops right outside the Gaol. If you wish to walk from the city centre it would take... More