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Address: Inchicore Road | Kilmainham, Dublin 8, Ireland
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+353 1 453 5984
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09:30 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 18:00
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This bleak old jail was notorious in the 19th century for its harsh...

This bleak old jail was notorious in the 19th century for its harsh treatment of prisoners.

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Fabolous tour & museum

This is a hugely interesting tour and comprehensive museum - great value for just €8. Ciara was a helpful and informative guide - museum is excellent - need spend lots of time... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Longford, Ireland
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Longford, Ireland
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a hugely interesting tour and comprehensive museum - great value for just €8. Ciara was a helpful and informative guide - museum is excellent - need spend lots of time there

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Wow! Amazing information all about Kilmainham Goal. Finding self in a really used prison , looking at the condition they lived it. Definitely worth a visit and cheap only €8 Euro each .

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Thank Amanda C
Blackburn, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It's been nine years since our last visit and a lots changed for the better, be warned book online,we were on the city bus tour and the driver explained that the jail only does pre booked tours and its very rare to get a tour if you just turn up,we found this out the hard way.we got to the jail... More 

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Thank Michael W
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Wasn't sure about visiting but so glad I did, by far the best place we visited in Dublin. Full of interesting facts and history, it's a must see!! Took a while to walk from the city centre but through the gardens of the hospital is beautiful

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Thank FLouise91
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Ashamedly I didn't quite realise the cultural significance of this place prior to visiting. Really interesting history, tour guides very good, lots of information but also time to view things yourself and take photos. Definitely need to book online as tours all sell out in advance. There are some on the day tickets available, but be prepared to wait several... More 

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Thank Merrick T
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our guide, Roy, was the best. He knew his stuff & he liked to make the stories a bit more dramatic, which kept our attention. If you'll only do one museum in Dublin, this should be it. You learn a lot, and isn't it always fun to visit an abandoned prison?! Check it out!

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Thank Pauline D
Bolton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We didn't know that you should book tickets online before you go. There's a free museum which is really interesting but I'm gutted we didn't get to see the Gaol because everyone says it's amazing. You can buy tickets on the door but only if they're not sold out already so not worth risking it.

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Thank Beth L
Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was so well organised and so informative. It was great to see the names of the most famous prisoners still above their cells. Tour guide was knowledgeable and passionate about the history of the gaol. The courtyard was very nostalgic. Without doubt worth a trip to when in Dublin.

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Thank Caroline M
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent tour, well worth the walk to it. We didn't book in advance but got there 10 minutes before it opened and were put on a tour in 45 minutes time. The guide was engaging and informative and the place was full of history

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Thank charliec942017
Dublin, Ireland
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very interesting, accurate and inspiring tour. It is my number one place to recommend to go and see if you are interested in Irish history. However I hate that you cannot book online or pre-book over the phone. Huge downfall and I know many people who have missed out on visiting here because they did not know you had to... More 

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