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Kilmainham Gaol

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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

Make sure you book online for your tour time, very well priced attraction, guide was very passionate and well informed, really gave an insight into the history of Ireland and the countries unrest. Tour takes an hour and the hop on hop off bus drops...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Angela M
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You get to see close the jail. The exhibition at the end is definitely worth a visit too. Get tickets in advance.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Scenic64130
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Prison tours are not usually my thing, but this was a telling lesson in the history of...corrections. How we think about criminality, punishment, justice. From a state-of-the-art facility in its day, to an overcrowded horror in dark times, this place has much to teach us...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 560kates
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This is really special. It brings to life a truly dreadful period of Irish history. The guide was superb and describes a very tear-jerking history. You cannot fail to be moved when you're in 'Stonebreaker's Yard' which is where all of the executions took place....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank JeffEdin
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Went today and did the tour. Was only 6 euro. The tour took you around some of the place countrymen were held and even executed. This place makes Alcatraz look modern.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Great visit. If you like or have any interest in Irish history you will love it great tour and then your free to tour the museum for as long as you like at your own pace.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Katie M
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200 year old gaol 10 minutes drive from city,excellent guided tour of the gaol. Hilton hotel directly across the road and old royal hospital now a museum is next to the hotel and a 20 minute walk to the phoenix park one of the largest...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 557rob
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Absolutely brilliant and historic place.. great staff.. very interesting.. highly recommend to everyone

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank ShannonSSD
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Really enjoyed the visit, great history, amazing building, worth another visit, would definitely recommend it.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Sandra L
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A very harrowing experience of Dublin History and the impact that it had. Our guide Clare was extremely knowledgeable and engaging during the Tour. It really seemed like she was genuinely interested in the history rather than someone just spewing out a few lines that...More

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
15 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 :)
8 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.