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“Living history”

Wicklow's Historic Gaol
Ranked #6 of 37 Tours in County Wicklow
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Wicklow Gaol an interactive journey through two centuries of prison life This is both educational and fun and it’s indoors, so doesn’t suffer from climatic influences!
Reviewed 1 July 2014

Date of experience: June 2014
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"wicklow town"
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"interactive displays"
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"great place to visit"
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"great cafe"
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

Brought my 3 daughters aged 15 (twins) & 8 today and found the 'guide' entertaining and engaging. The 8yr old got great value from the questionnaire she filled out as a result of the questions posed throughout the exhibition. Strongly recommend the experience for all age groups. Cafe very nice too, lovely staff there.

Date of experience: July 2014
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

Visited here recently while on a stopover in Wicklow.and found it well worthwhile. The guides were excellent and entertaining. Obviously a lot of work and thought have been put into this creation and it is certainly worth a visit.

Date of experience: June 2014
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Reviewed 25 June 2014

Date of experience: June 2014
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Reviewed 18 June 2014

Visited Wicklow Goal with my husband & two sons age 8 & 12; we were met by a matron (in costume) who took the group into the first part of the jail and really acted the part well. You could then visit the cells yourself; as you enter there are wax work historic figures and recordings of why they are there a history lesson in every cell! There is an errie feeling as you walk around and halograms complete the spooky atmosphere.
We were met on the way out by the jailor Patrick(real name) and he wanted to lock my children in for the weekend. My youngest was a little worried. He spent sometime with us explaining the vast history of the Goal and was really informative and knowledgeable.
There is a lovely coffee shop & picnic tables outside for visitors to enjoy.
All in all we really enjoyed the trip and I would highly recommend it to young & old. Well worth a visit!!!

Date of experience: June 2014
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