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Cork City Gaol Admission Ticket provided by Cork City Gaol

Cork City Gaol Admission Ticket

Cork City Gaol Admission Ticket
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About
The tour is a self-guided tour with a guide book, which is included in your ticket price. You can also rent an audio guide at €2 extra per person. Both of these are available in a number of different languages. Please note you may need to queue due to Covid 19 restrictions. Family Ticket (2 Adults and up to 4 Children) can be purchased on arrival at the Gaol. PRE-BOOKING IS NOT ESSENTIAL!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 60-120 minutes
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Chinese, Russian, Portuguese, English, Italian, Chinese, French, Dutch, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 60-120 minutes
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Chinese, Russian, Portuguese, English, Italian, Chinese, French, Dutch, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 149131P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Admission
  • Entry/Admission - Cork City Gaol
Duration
60–120 minutes
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Inclusions
  • Admission
  • Entry/Admission - Cork City Gaol
Duration
60–120 minutes
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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4.5
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Annie Roche
County Cork, Ireland32 contributions
A must see in Cork City
A trip I’ve wanted to take for many years & it was worth it. A fascinating place steeped in history. The exhibits throughout are great & touch on many periods of history. I recommend the audio guide which you can start & stop as you go. The visit will take about 2hrs & is suitable for kids.
Written 27 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Staessen
Ichtegem, Belgium805 contributions
Very nice old prison to visit
Aug 2021
Old prison which is nice to visit, well preserved and very nicely decorated with the cells still present. With an audio guide to follow at your own pace with a story illustrated with lifelike puppets for each cell, very nicely done. This is at the top of the city so best to get there via the hop on hop off.
Written 9 September 2021
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Kev D
58 contributions
Excellent, must-do activity when visiting Cork!
Sep 2021
This is the top visitor attraction in Cork … and for good reason. It is a great activity with an entertaining audio tour and interactive sections.

A must-do stop if you are spending a few days in Cork!
Written 8 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jason E
177 contributions
Fantastic, loved it.
We were a family of 4, two teenagers. Admission price was extremely reasonable at €30 for family ticket. We didn’t opt for the audio tour. There is lots to see so we took our time and followed our guide map which had the attractions numbered and a brief description and history of what you were looking at. You could go into a lot of the cells and get the history and reason why the prisoners were in there. It’s a big site so it takes about 2 hours to take it all in. There is a small gift shop on the way out and you can buy tea/coffee and some small cakes or chocolate bars and then sit outside. In the whole it was a great experience and I would definitely recommend it.
Written 1 September 2021
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Tommy J
Newbridge, Ireland374 contributions
A gem
Been to a few but this was the best done the guided tour a little bit of Irish history. Nothing like it on. A rainy afternoon in cork
Written 28 August 2021
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Mark O
15 contributions
This was two hours well spent!
Aug 2021 • Solo
I've been to quite a few old prisons, Cork City Gaol is definitely up there with the best!
I did the audio tour as there were no tour guides due to covid, the audio device is a must! The audio really brought to life the stories along the route, some were heartbreaking, highlighting the brutality of yesteryear. I also enjoyed the camera show at the end of the tour.
Written 18 August 2021
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Sandra A
Dublin, Ireland46 contributions
Good to visit.
We visited the Gaol and really enjoyed the experience. It is very well done with wax works depicting the characters and the information leaflet is very good. Definitely worth a visit while in Cork ( not far from the city Centre )
Written 17 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

KerryDirector
Tralee, Ireland428 contributions
Historic experience
Wonderful experience in a well organised venue
Excellent customer service
Fantastic preservation of a historic building
Written 15 August 2021
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Kate C
County Wicklow, Ireland7 contributions
Great way to learn some Irish history
Really interesting trip to Cork City Gaol. We learnt a lot and the kids loved completing the quiz and claiming their prize at the end! The one way system is really well managed and the staff were very friendly. Saw numerous staff wiping down surfaces while we were there.
Written 12 August 2021
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Lorraine
4 contributions
Family visit
Jul 2021 • Family
Myself and my family really enjoyed this experience. Make sure to get the audio guide as helps with the overall experience!
Written 31 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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By: Cork City Gaol
sineadcollins
sineadcollins
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Very interesting and enjoyable!
Very interesting, was good value for money! Very good cleaning standards and felt very comfortable throughout.
921stephend
921stephend
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Well Worth Visiting
Cork doesn’t have too many visiting attractions so this is a must see. We chose the interactive audio self tour, th
720diarmaidc
720diarmaidc
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Well worth a visit
The number of tourist attractions and things to do in Cork is a bit limited particularly, in a time when all the we
Mark D
Mark D
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Gaol time
Visited the gaol while in Cork, interesting place, self guiding tour, with sufficient information provided. €30 for
568kristineb
568kristineb
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Cool and creepy
I had an absolutely wonderful experience at the Cork City Gaol. I don’t know if they offer guided tours (I think t
M3582UStimo
M3582UStimo
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Interesting
We found Cork Gael very interesting and informative, well worth a visit, but we thought it was a bit expensive.
MICK0950
MICK0950
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PLENTY TO SEE
We enjoyed touring round and found the audio guide one of the bet we had used. There was plenty to see and quiz and
Eileen2429
Eileen2429
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A beautiful building
I was really struck by the beautiful building as we entered the Cork City Gaol. My daughter and I visited in Februa
AML1983
AML1983
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Quirky little museum!
A quirky little museum which offers a great insight into the history of crime and punishment. Make sure you get the
394rayc
394rayc
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Visit to the gaol withe a gardener from there
Quite a shock to see what the conditions and the reason for there sentencing was like some from the age of 10 surpr
Jeenge
Jeenge
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Brilliant
Having walked to the City Gaol we were gasping for a drink when we reached the top & the lovely lady in the small g
Kali298
Kali298
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Fun for an hour
Learnt a lot in a short space of time, and very interesting to see how it once was! It's a bit of a walk from the c
Bibi L
Bibi L
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Worth a visit
Take the City Tours Bus and take the time to discover Cork's history...you will be impressed by this prison!
TSaleswoman
TSaleswoman
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Awesome Grounds!
Absolutely loved this place. Very cool to do the self-guided tour inside the prison and wander about the grounds. T
clarad2013
clarad2013
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A most!
Brought my nephew and sister here when they were visiting and it was really good. There was the option to have an a
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