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Wicklow's Historic Gaol

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Address: Kilmantin Hill | Wicklow Town, Ireland
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I particulary travelled to Ireland to visit this area and the gaol, for family history reasons. This was something that was a part of my familys history and I wasnt disapointed... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Ronnie H
Darwin, Australia
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Darwin, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I particulary travelled to Ireland to visit this area and the gaol, for family history reasons. This was something that was a part of my familys history and I wasnt disapointed, great display which helped understand what the times were when over crowding happened, dark, eerie and cold enough now, I would have liked to have spent more time with... More 

Thank Ronnie H
Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great afternoon here. The exhibit is really interesting and easy to digest. We were very happy to have taken the time out to see it.

Thank davefromebow
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was so proud to take some friends from Romania to see we could preserve some part of our places of history, as Romania have made so many places of historic value open to visitors to their country, and there was such war damage in earlier times to Romania. The investment will pay off in the long term..

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Easy parking. We had lunch in the cafe restaurant- very pleasant and well served. The tour last time was guided and much better- but we were the last of the day and only four. The atmosphere really is creepy and forbidding as if the stones have stories, and the audio pieces well done. Well worth a visit. Lavatories tired and... More 

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Wicklow, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

The restaurant is brilliant and food is great . Chef owen has a dish called Fishermans vessel with a secret recipe. It is amazing

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

My wife and I called here in November, it was my wife's second visit. Glad we visited. The audio guide is a great help. Staff all very friendly. My "biggest" gripe would be that the audio guide and a lot of signs speak about the graffito that is marked on the walls but there is little or nothing to see... More 

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County Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

I didn't know what to expect...... This gaol brought the history of prisoners to life. the punishment wheel is so mean, you get to walk through the cell also....... they are interactive cells, if you are easily scared don't go to the dungeon cell...... totally worth another visit

Thank adau712
County Wicklow, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Since I was small I've always been fascinated by Wicklow Gaol and despite spending every Summer in Wicklow, each year I always go to the gaol. Everytime we visit we learn or see something new. As sad as it is to learn what happened there it's so educational and worthwhile. I highly recommended it to anyone.

Thank Katie K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

The Wicklow Gaol tour is very impressive. They give you a hand held device that acts as your own private tour guide. It talks to you every step of the way, giving you a detailed history of the Gaol. As you enter the individual Gaol cells, each of the prisoners give you their story and why they were imprisoned. It's... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Something very interesting to see in just an hour. Very interesting, interactive. It covers a lot of history in detail without it being boring. Make sure you have time to stop in the café, it is well worth it.

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