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Kilmainham Gaol

Inchicore Road | Kilmainham, Dublin 8, Ireland
+353 1 453 5984
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This bleak old jail was notorious in the 19th century for its harsh treatment of prisoners.
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Inchicore Road | Kilmainham, Dublin 8, Ireland
+353 1 453 5984
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Reviewed today

I absolutely loved my trip to the Kilmainham Gaols - such an interesting and informative excursion. Our guide was very engaging and had such a wide knowledge, I learnt a huge amount about the gaols and Dublin's independence. I would highly recommend this visit to...More

Thank sarah d
Reviewed yesterday

This is an amazing insight into a key part of Irish history. We had Adam (who was great) as our tour guide, and although he 'told' us the history, almost like he was reading you a bedtime story, it was delivered in such a way,...More

Thank Canarycrew
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We throughly enjoyed this tour. Our giude, Anne, was outstanding. She knew her stuff and was very entertaining. I learned so much about Irish history and their independence. We were taken through various buildings and were never bored. I highly recommend doing this tour. It...More

Thank Suzy R
Reviewed yesterday

This is a really poignant place to visit and quite difficult to describe in a review. Both my husband and I were quite affected by it. It's well worth a visit, you won't be disappointed.

Thank Anita L
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went to Kilmainham on 19/10/17 and loved every bit of it. Tour guide was amazing and very knowledgeable. It's so much more than what I thought. Admission was €8 adult & €6 OAP's and worth every penny. I would 100% recommend this tour to anyone.

1  Thank Lorraine H
Reviewed yesterday

Having missed the tour last year due to popularity of attraction, this was top of the list on our things to do this visit. Attraction still in high demand, but managed to get tickets through our hotel. Our guide Patrick obviously knew his stuff, and...More

Thank Moira G
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had a wonderful tour. Roy was brilliant. There was hair standing on the back of my neck at times as he described in great detail some of the history of this wonderful place. Unforgettable experience.

Thank Brian O
Reviewed yesterday

This was a very tightly scheduled tour. At the door, the employee was indicating to people that if they had not already bought a ticket, they probably not going to be able to get in that day. We luckily had purchased tickets online a few...More

Thank Jen Dan M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My family and I visited Kilmainham Gaol today and we were very impressed, particularly with the friendliness of the staff! The facilities are first class. The tour guide was very good. His tour was clear and informative and entertaining! The museum was very well set...More

Thank larahynesoneill
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The visit was an interesting look into the history of Dublin. Easy walk through tour and museum. Staff is friendly and tour is about 45 min. Long wait for tour but you can walk through the museum for free.

Thank HBLocal23
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29 September 2017|
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Response from Johnnythemanatee | Reviewed this property |
I would think ten to fifteen minutes by taxi depending on traffic. Ask the taxi to take you by the river as much as possible and you will enjoy the drive. Hope this is helpful.
Kathleen D
22 September 2017|
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Response from Colleen D | Reviewed this property |
The tour itself is one hour. You are asked to arrive 15 minutes before your tour begins and you are directed to gather in a courtroom. Then your guide comes and calls your tour time. If you want to browse the museum... More
Pat S
14 September 2017|
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Response from KM0012015 | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know you can only get tickets online from kilmainhamgaolmuseum The tours are every 15 minutes (it will feel cold in the Gaol so bring a warm jacket or jumper). It used to be possible to turn up and queue but... More