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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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Interesting tour, however, very heavy on information. Would be useful to do a bit of background reading, particularly on the easter rising before your visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Interesting tour, however, very heavy on information. Would be useful to do a bit of background reading, particularly on the easter rising before your visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited Ireland for my partner's birthday last year. Paid for the sight seeing tour bus ( definitely worth using - in any city) and we had no intention of visiting the old prison, we didn't even know anything about it. The queue was small and fees were cheap. The tour guide went in to great detail and it was slightly... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We booked a tour in advance which was recommended and it was good we did so because it was very busy. The tour took about one hour. The tour guide was really nice and you could see she loves what she does. She told with conviction and knew everything there is to know about the prison. The view is also... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Kilmainham Gaol from the outside doesn't look as impressive as it is once you step through the doors! When you are in Ireland you learn the history of the Easter uprising and then to come to this place to see where they were held and executed it's quite chilling. The cells still have original scratching's and graffiti from the prisoners... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Really interesting and informative tour. Our guide was great, really knowledgeable and engaging. The tour itself takes you through some of the oldest parts of the prison, with a particular focus on the political prisoners held in the prison after the Easter Rising. Overall the best thing we did whilst in Dublin, would recommend it to anyone.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My mother and l spend 2 hours here and so glad we did. Full of amazing history and even if you are not into museum's or history l am absolutely sure you will still love every minute of this. A very informative however emotional tour of how people were treated centuries ago and you actually live and feel the torture... More 

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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Touched by our visit to kilmainham jail. The tourist guide was fantastic, showing passion to the subject & was full of knowlege. Great experience & a must go to for a true dublin experienxe

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We turned up New Years day to have a look over, got a taxi across to the site only to find out it was fully booked for the next few days. You can however have a look around the Prison museum which gives plenty of info etc etc. It would help if they publicised that you had to definitely book... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was late for my tour and the people inside were very nice to get me caught up to the tour group that I was supposed to be in. There is so much history here and I highly recommend it to get some insight of Ireland's history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great to see and hear all our Irish history,staff were lovely and my son really enjoyed the day. I will visit again however just to mention not suitable for buggys.

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