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Kilmainham Gaol

Open today: 09:30 - 18:00
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“old jail”(192 reviews)
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
+353 1 453 5984
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All reviewspolitical prisonersguided tourold jaileaster risingbook in advanceitalian subirish independencegreat tourinterested in irish historyireland's historyhistory lessoninteresting placehop on hop off buswell worth the visitvisiting dublincity centredolls
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Reviewed today

We had an excellent guide during our tour of the Gaol. Regrettably, I can't recall his name, but he provided wonderful information and presented it in an engaging, passionate way. We kept hearing from people the Gaol was worth touring, so we booked ahead and...More

Thank Laura M
Reviewed today

This is something that we really wanted to visit on our stay in Dublin. We had heard that the tickets sell out really fast so we pre-bought a time. We had read on their website that you could take the Luas out to the site....More

Thank Julie H
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Visited this jail and found it very interesting. Great tour guide with stories of all the different area's of the jail. Worth the stop.

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My husband and I booked this tour quite some time ago for our first trip to Ireland. We visited the Wicklow Gaol several days ago, and we thoroughly enjoyed it. However, this one-hour guided tour was spectacular. Our guide, Dave, was an awesome historian, and...More

Thank Elphaba63
Reviewed today via mobile

Very good value, book in advance online. Interesting tour on the gaol and muesum, mostly history on 1916 rising leaders and some famine info. Small coffee shop and gift shop. Our tour guide was very passionate about the leaders of the rising and very knowledgeable...More

1  Thank Gerrirish
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Really well organised experience. Would highly recommend for groups or individuals. it is actually quite cheap for Dublin also

1  Thank Freelance12
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A must for those of Irish heritage, this terrific experience provides insight into Irish society beginning in the late 1700s through 1950s. Known best for its history of the Easter Rising but so much more is covered. The guided tour is just the right length/info...More

1  Thank Pamela W
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Fantastic for Irish history, very interesting although sad. We had a great guide, Aine who gave us so much information very quickly and linked it all together as we did the tour. Reasonably priced too.

1  Thank Tina L
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Worth the trip, very interesting , great guide. History of Rising and Jail. A bit out of the way , but you can take the Hop on Hop off bus.

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Reviewed today via mobile

Guided tour was interesting, informative and non-bias. Our guide had genuine enthusiasm for the gaol and Dublin's history, We would have happily listened to more of the stories.

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17 September 2018|
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Response from Linda B | Reviewed this property |
It’s about a 35 minute walk (if you walk briskly) - 2.7 kilometers.
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