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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.
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Inchicore Road | Kilmainham, Dublin 8, Ireland
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Reviewed 6 February 2012

Very interesting tour, the guide brought it all to life.

Thank Julian R
Reviewed 5 February 2012

Spooky atmosphere, interesting history and not too expensive. Well worth a visit.

Thank lynseyg3
Reviewed 5 February 2012

the gaol was something that almost every irish person recommended to us and as soon as we went there i saw why. the jail is so important to irish history and many people dont realize the importance of so many of the past prisoners in...More

Thank Sarah Y
Reviewed 5 February 2012

Best introduction to Dublin - fabulous tour guide - learned so much about political and social history of Ireland. Don't miss, it was the best tour I went on.

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Reviewed 4 February 2012

great history. i really loved this tour. the tour guide was excellent.

Thank Sarareviewer
Reviewed 4 February 2012

Grat cheap way to walk back into a very important part of irish history. Easily accesable via the Luas. great tour guides who are obiously passionate ablout the place. Cant rave enough about how much i love this building and its stories

Thank paul74_12
Reviewed 4 February 2012

Well worth a visit. Helps understand much more of the history of Ireland.

Thank Simon_Jo_UK
Reviewed 4 February 2012

We learned more about the political history here than anywhere else in Dublin. The guides were extremely knowledgeable and entertaining. Our best stop while in Dublin.

Thank JoeHeg758
Reviewed 4 February 2012

steeped in history especially with regards to irelands fight for independence from the english. Very interesting to see the conditions prisoners had to live in over a century ago.

Thank iona31
Reviewed 3 February 2012

A really good way to pass the afternoon and a great insight into Irelands troubled past. Get the bus or a taxi as a long walk from the city.

Thank Robgermaine
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Kate D
16 January 2018|
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Response from Asiah M | Reviewed this property |
The tours are fairly big! Defiantly more then 12.
Patricia H
9 November 2017|
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Response from murfeex | Reviewed this property |
The adult price is £8.00 each. Hope this helps
29 September 2017|
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Response from stundco | Reviewed this property |
About 25min by bus. (For ex. No 25a). The best way to discover Dublin by bus: buy a leap card (6€) and you can travel by city bus in Dublin the whole day. You get the leap card in several shops, I don't know if you can get... More
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