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“Wonderful for history buffs”
Review of Kilmainham Gaol

Kilmainham Gaol
Ranked #1 of 586 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 2 weeks ago

This place books fast! The only spot we got was for the first tour of the day. We arrived thinking it was too early for intense jail stories, but Martha, our guide kept it light. She was very knowledgeable as well. She took the time to accompany us to the museum attached and walk us through it. The museum is also very well laid out with little things that humanize the grim surroundings.

3  Thank vibha i
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A moving and educational tour. The guide provided details. Reading the original letters that prisoners wrote to their families brought history alive. Looking into the cells and walking in the area where prisoners walked was heart breaking. A new appreciation for my heritage and the hardships was worth the visit.

1  Thank tcarrboes
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent history told by a guide who once worked at this facility. Small group tour that was full of interesting history.

Thank margeager
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to learn Irish history and see what it meant to be a political prisoner this is for you. Do this instead of the Guinness brewery.

1  Thank Brian D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is probably the most hyped visits in the city - everyone says it's a must-see. Well, it's informative, but there's a lot of repitition. The hour-long conducted tour could be condensed into 45 minutes, and you wouldn't miss anything.

1  Thank Geoff H
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