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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.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Inchicore Road | Kilmainham, Dublin 8, Ireland
+353 1 453 5984
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Reviewed yesterday

The Kilmainham Goal tour was very interesting. The tour informed us of the most notable prisoners and those executed. Our guide was knowledgeable and very interesting

Thank bmhann2017
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went there on June 23. Awsome tour guide. Lots of cultural and historical info provided. It very worth every euro spent with was 9!

Thank HannahSna
Reviewed yesterday

This hour-long tour had us walking through dark, cold stone halls and exploring the tiny white-washed cells which housed political prisoners, the poor and criminals until it closed in 1924. Our tour guide narrated our experience with details of notable prisoners, and helped us understand...More

Thank Naomi M
Reviewed yesterday

Again, don't rememeber her name but she has a weird name (: she was so emotional and charismatic and it was fascinating thank you so much

Thank paulennon
Reviewed 2 days ago

As a first time visitor to Dublin we looked for something interesting to do on day one and tripadvisor recommended this! Well it was fantastic!! The building was great to walk around and you get a good idea what prison life must have been like...More

Thank Kevin B
Reviewed 2 days ago

First of all, I would highly suggest prebooking before going! Towards the end of the day I started to see people get turned away because they hadn't prebooked. This tour was educational, interesting, and historical and I really enjoyed it!

Thank Hunter U
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Kilmainham Gaol tour was very interesting. We saw all parts of the facility and heard about its most notable prisoners and those executed for the 1916 Rebellion, also known as the Easter Rising. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and interesting.

Thank lsutherland99
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

An hours guided tour crams in tonnes of history and then there is a museum to look round too. You could whizz round in an hour if you just do the tour but you could easily spend 3 hours there if you look in the...More

Thank Rachel T
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It was interesting to see the old gaol, courtyard and cells but it was the interesting history that the tour guide provided that made it really worthwhile. She provided lots of interesting info on the sad history of the gaol. The museum was also worth...More

Thank RoL2012
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We didn't prebook and ended up on a whistle stop tour which told us enough but we would have preferred the full tour so book before you go. Very interesting place like I said we didn't get the full tour so can't give a full...More

1  Thank Dazjo
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My mum and I are visiting in July and would like to book a time slot online before we go. We will probably take the hop-on/off bus to get there but was wondering how long that would take from O'Connell Street so I can book an appropriate time slot. Thank you.
24 June 2017|
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Response from Charn P | Reviewed this property |
With all the different stops on the hop on hop off, it will take approximately 45 minutes from O'Connell Street to Kilmainham Gaol. Try to book the earliest time slot since there will be less participants.
Rachel A
Can anybody tell me if I need to book tickets in advance or can we pay at the door please?
31 March 2017|
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Response from Toni K | Reviewed this property |
I would definately recommend to book tickets in advance from Internet
Bára D
Hello, my companion has recently injured his knee so he wears a brace and walks a bit slower. Is it ok for him to visit this place?
28 March 2017|
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Response from 123di123 | Reviewed this property |
I think he may find it difficult. it is a group tour and he would need to keep up.the walk is mainly on the flat. very interesting tour though.