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Review of Cork City Gaol

Cork City Gaol
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US$21,47*
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Jameson Experience in County Cork
Ranked #12 of 168 things to do in Cork
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Corks Most Captivating Experience:A step back in time to see what 19th/early 20th century life was like-inside and outside prison walls. Historical experience brought to life with amazingly lifelike figures, furnished cells, sound effects & fascinating exhibitions. This exhibition fascinates visitors of all ages and nationalities and the tour is available in up to 13 languages.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First of all, if you have any trepidation about driving on the narrow streets in Ireland, you may want to walk or take public transportation to this destination. We were able to take an easy walk from our hotel. While the gaol (jail) is interesting, the full-scale dioramas need to be updated and repaired. Self-guided tours are easy with a guide and wall plaques providing good information about how being incarcerated was like in the 19th century.

Thank molleary
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and i saw this as we did the Hop on and Hop offf tour bus in June 2018, it was interesting to see an old Irish prison, the architecture and how they did things vs the USA. I wouldn't put this as a must see type of attraction but if your there its worth the 30-45 minutes to check out. And they have bathrooms and a place to buy snacks and souvenirs.

Thank Chris D
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful prison. Must use audio guide to get full experience. Took us an hour to complete. Worth it. Fantastic.

Thank cari75092
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really worth a visit, its a local piece of history and has been nicely restored. Free parking outside was nice.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been coming to Cork on and off for years and somehow never visited the gaol. Very glad I did on this occasion; very interesting and informative. Well worth the effort !

Thank Ingrid M
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