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“Very sobering....piece of history that is difficult to fathom”
Review of Kilmainham Gaol

Kilmainham Gaol
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Owner description: This bleak old jail was notorious in the 19th century for its harsh treatment of prisoners.
Reviewed 20 November 2013

Guide provided a lot of historical context that helped understand the recent history of Ireland. Worth visiting....

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Reviewed 19 November 2013

amazing! so awesome to learn so much about irish history--and to do so in the historical, old, creepy jail. our tour guide (i wish i could remember his name) was so knowledgeable and genuinely enjoyed his job--answered all questions. we absolutely loved this tour and would love to go back again someday

Thank tarynk07
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Reviewed 19 November 2013

This is my second time visiting and my wife's first. The tour is fantastic and our guide Kevin was top notch. Such a well spoken and passionate guy. We arrived on Wednesday to be told the tour was free which was an added bonus. Parking can be limited so arrive in plenty of time for the tours. My second visit was every bit as enjoyable as my first one. From the hang mans step to the execution yard to the sight of the main cell block which is iconically pictured in the film 'I n the name of the father' every step of this tour evokes varying emotions.

Thank Patrick S
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Reviewed 19 November 2013

Visited by using the hop on hop off bus, Very interesting and amazing value for money. Tour guide was informative and place very atmospheric. Would higly recommend.

Thank otchris
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Reviewed 19 November 2013

very interesting and huge part of the history of Ireland.. put it on a to do list while you are visitinng Dublin..

Thank Roberen72
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