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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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“old jail” (184 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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Inchicore Road | Kilmainham, Dublin 8, Ireland
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+353 1 453 5984
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Reviewed today

The guided tour was very informative and lasted a little over an hour and definitely worth the price. Visiting here made me want to learn more about their history. Make sure to book your tickets in advance before going.

Thank Alice P
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Reviewed yesterday

Educational and tragic look at Ireland's difficult history. After the tour, don't miss the beautiful gardens nearby.

Thank susangoulding
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a very popular tour and now we know why. it is very interesting. The docent did an excellent job of telling the story of the prison and it prisoners/inhabitants. highly recommend for all ages.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great one hour tour - need to book way in advance online. It was very depressing to hear the sad stories of the people that were killed and tortured in this jail but very interesting to learn about Irish History!

Thank jodagayton
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Reviewed yesterday

My knoweldge of Irish history was a little vague so here I was able to fill in some gaps. Ann was our guide and she spoke with such knowledge, interesting stories and passion. The site was so well preserved and the museum at the end...More

Thank 38Teresa52
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a must do tour for background on the 1916 rebellion. Learned a lot and guide was informative.

Thank sophie p
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Reviewed yesterday

The tour guide on this was excellent - I learned so much, especially about the prisoners of the Easter Rising of 1916. Attached museum was so informative.

Thank Matunuck
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Reviewed yesterday

Visited the Kilmainham Gaol back at the beginning of June along with 7 people from my group and had a great time. We went through the first tour in the morning which was great because it wasn't overly crowded. Leave yourself extra time at the...More

Thank Kelly M
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Reviewed yesterday

very good tour, the guide was good but a little robotic, and to be fair, he was so busy on the day - a great starting point for people getting into the history of ireland

Thank Adrian A
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had to book a few days in advance as no availability on the day. Very informative guide although somewhat robotic. Good insight into Ireland’s political past.

Thank natashagray
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Raguie2009
19 June 2018|
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Response from Devin3 | Reviewed this property |
I would take my 9 year old. It’s a great historical tour and I think a child that age would enjoy the prison setting and checking out the cells. There is nothing inappropriate for children in the tour, though it does cover... More
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LaLe292
12 June 2018|
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Response from Justbackandlovedit | Reviewed this property |
The tour does involve stairs and an outdoor area with gravel. The distances are not great and there is a lift for part of the indoor section. It is really a question of how nimble your relative is, but with a cane it should... More
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Ellen H
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