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“Really great place ”
Review of Kilmainham Gaol

Kilmainham Gaol
Ranked #1 of 589 things to do in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This bleak old jail was notorious in the 19th century for its harsh treatment of prisoners.
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Had a wonderful tour. Roy was brilliant. There was hair standing on the back of my neck at times as he described in great detail some of the history of this wonderful place. Unforgettable experience.

Thank Brian O
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

This was a very tightly scheduled tour. At the door, the employee was indicating to people that if they had not already bought a ticket, they probably not going to be able to get in that day. We luckily had purchased tickets online a few days before, so we had not issue getting in. The tour start times were very punctual, so if you do not arrive BEFORE the start time, you will miss the tour. Our guide was very educated and informative about the jail, time lines, "visitors" of the jail and the change of structures between the sections of the jail.

This was a fantastic tour that covered the history of Dublin and many of the people that stayed, died and re-entered the prison.

Thank Jen Dan M
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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

My family and I visited Kilmainham Gaol today and we were very impressed, particularly with the friendliness of the staff! The facilities are first class. The tour guide was very good. His tour was clear and informative and entertaining! The museum was very well set out. We were most impressed by the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff! My twelve year old son got separated from us (He went on the tour ahead of the one we were scheduled to go on)and the staff could not have been more helpful in locating him. We had a great time!

Thank larahynesoneill
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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

The visit was an interesting look into the history of Dublin. Easy walk through tour and museum. Staff is friendly and tour is about 45 min. Long wait for tour but you can walk through the museum for free.

Thank HBLocal23
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

Good price to visit this tourist attraction. Steeped in history that is told by your own guide. Would definitely recommend this and it is part of the hop-on hop-off bus tour.

Thank Deborah M
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