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Kilmainham Gaol

Closed Now: 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
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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 D08 T2X5, Ireland
+353 1 453 5984
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Reviewed today via mobile

Fantastic tour guide, very interesting place. Excellent coffee shop and all staff were very helpful and friendy

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank njjohn84
Reviewed today via mobile

Had a really good tour of the Gaol from Adam our tour Guide very passionate and knowledgable. Would definitely recommend this tour very good value for money. Would recommend to book online as it sells out pretty fast.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed today

You will get to learn a lot about the history of the prison which they tie into the history and politics of the country. After the tour of the prison (both new and old building) there is also an interactive museum that can further enrich...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Nicai d
Reviewed today via mobile

Having visited Dublin before and being unable to visit the jail due to its popularity I was determined I wasn’t missing out this time and booked our tickets in January. The whole experience was wonderful a warm welcome at the entrance then greeted by a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank V9437WFandreab
Reviewed today

I came here after somebody reccommended it to me. I found it quiet sad but the experiece is one I will never forget.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank goldengatetraveller0
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lots of history here & a really good guided tour. So much emotion & it’s very easy to understand why there have been conflicts in Ireland for hundreds of years.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank patajames
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great historical tour. Tour guide was amazing! The museum has a lot of additional information and materials to see.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Cmsb13
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Kilmainham goal is the best tourist attraction in Dublin. It's full of Irish history and how Ireland fought for independence. The tour guide was excellent and was full of knowledge about all the Republican's who gave there lives for a better country. Well worth the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Helen S
Reviewed yesterday

Having Irish ancestry we thought where better to find out a little bit more about the Gaol and it’s former occupants...

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Elevate-Elevate
Reviewed yesterday

I had a great tour at Kilmainham Gaol. Our tour guide was excellent and very knowledgeable. The prison was very interesting on the inside and visiting it while you are in Dublin is a must do.

Date of experience: March 2019
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28 January 2019|
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Response from Anne N |
No this attraction not included on Dublin Pass
16 January 2019|
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Response from bailey b | Reviewed this property |
it is definitely still worth going, you learn so much history! and the staff was great :)
9 January 2019|
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Response from effyes | Reviewed this property |
When I booked online it said there were no more spots available for weeks. To ensure you get to see it I would recommend pre-booking.