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Address: Inchicore Road | Kilmainham, Dublin 8, Ireland
Phone Number: +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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Unexpectedly brilliant!!

Friends had visited Dublin a couple of months ago and raved about the gaol. As they are hard to please, I wanted to experience this myself. We were not disappointed although we... read more

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Dumbarton, Scotland
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Dumbarton, Scotland
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

Friends had visited Dublin a couple of months ago and raved about the gaol. As they are hard to please, I wanted to experience this myself. We were not disappointed although we had to return the following day as the place was sold out on the Saturday. Katie(?) was our tour guide and her passion and knowledge, for me, made... More 

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Wicklow, Ireland
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

I visited here recently with some friends. We had a great tour guide who shared loads of interesting stories with us. Had a lovely coffee and cake afterwards in the cafe which is a Brambles cafe and didn't disappoint! Great spot for tourists and locals alike.

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We have tried to do this tour several times but it's always booked up!! I can understand why after doing it . The tour guide was excellent and very knowledgeable and happy to answer many questions we had. The place is a little eerie but that adds to it . Overall well worth the money and the museum after is... More 

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
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Book your tour in advance as very popular. Very informative guide and interesting tour of the Gaol. If your going in the winter wrap up warm

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Pittsburgh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Kilmainham Gaol offers an excellent opportunity to view the history of the court system and the role of Kilmainham in the 1916 Revolution. The museum was quite extensive and provided a wealth of information. The staff was extremely gracious and provided a wealth of information. On line reservation before your visit is suggested in order to get the complete... More 

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Staines, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This old jail is full of history... and probably a few ghosts! I was lucky and didn't have to wait long to get a tour, but it does get busy so book online before you get there. The tour is very informative and tells you a great deal about the history of Dublin. There is also a museum which I... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It's many years since I visited Kilmainham Gaol but I was interested to visit again and wasn't disappointed. We had booked tickets for 9.45 am on a Sunday morning and there were approximately 35 people in the group. The tour started on time and the guide was very good. You could see that he really enjoyed his job and enthralled... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

great day for the family the oldest daughter loves it but the younger kids were a bit distracted playing, nice bright clean place easy access and staff friendly would definitely return.

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Thank Catering04
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What a surprise, don't know what we were expecting to be honest, but this was a fabulous, if emotional, experience. The guide was brilliant, very informative. I cannot stress how wonderful this tour is, finding out about the 1916 Easter rising and the people that were involved and the events that followed. Please please go, you won't regret it

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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Would recommend this tour for anyone visiting Dublin. Our guide Adam was very knowledgeable and made it really interesting!

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