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Cork City Gaol

Convent Avenue | Sunday's Well, Cork T23 VX25, Ireland
+353 21 430 5022
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Corks Most Captivating Experience:A step back in time to see what 19th/early 20th century life was like-inside and outside prison walls. Historical experience brought to life with amazingly lifelike figures, furnished cells, sound effects & fascinating exhibitions. This exhibition fascinates visitors of all ages and nationalities and the tour is available in up to 13 languages.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good39%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“audio tour” (89 reviews)
“radio museum” (32 reviews)
“wax figures” (17 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Convent Avenue | Sunday's Well, Cork T23 VX25, Ireland
+353 21 430 5022
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Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

A great way to spend a hour or two learning about the Gaol. A little overpriced but the staff are lovely. You can opt for an audio guide but we were happy with the map

Thank Katie B
Reviewed 2 November 2017

We visited Cork Gaol for Halloween with the little ones (a 3-year-old and a 19month old) and had a great time. There was a special event on for Halloween which included face painting, balloon making and a black cat treasure map activity to keep them...More

Thank Saphire38
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Excellent. Informative, well organised, good value. Child friendly. About adequate time for tour. Would recommend it to friends and family

Thank gordonpatricia
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Sarah and her fantastic team helped transform the Gaol into a beautiful venue for our wedding ceremony. Sarah was a pleasure to deal with and was so facilitating about everything. She made everything flow so well on the day. Having ushers for the guests etc....More

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Reviewed 26 October 2017

This place is fabulous. First of all, you get very original ticket plus leaflet. You can't get lost coz numbers will tell you what's next. Every cell is so interesting, you can read about history and you can feel like an inmate yourself. I loved...More

Thank Nattt92
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

A good insight to the awful conditions and interesting to see the cells. A quick visit so felt a little overpriced.

Thank Andrew W
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Why a fab place to visit. Very neatly laid out, map is a treat to follow. Lots of information, but kept to a minimum so it’s not too boring. Perfect for ages 6 and above, anything lower I think would find it hard to follow...More

Thank Julia J
Reviewed 23 October 2017

We spent some time there last Sunday and we were so impressed with the story of the place and the experience. The audio tour is really well done and takes you right back to the era. You need a good 2 hours to see and...More

Thank Louise8851
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Its not very crowded so you have time to enjoy each story and to observe everything around you. I got the option with audioguide for 2 euros more and don't regret, it even tells you which room to go first so you dont miss out...More

Thank Thais S
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Typical Ireland and the heavens hadn't stopped opening so we decided to head for some inside entertainment at the Gaol. From our location in the City centre we used the City Cork Tours Bus to travel around as it stops right outside the Gaol other...More

Thank HelenS2907
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Michael G
9 August 2017|
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Response from CorkCityGaol | Property representative |
Hi Michael, 5pm is our last admission time unless we have an evening event then it may be slightly earlier. I would recommend contacting us before your visit just in case.
Salem R
15 July 2017|
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Response from CorkCityGaol | Property representative |
Hi Salem R, The mannequins are life sized for the period which is roughly around 5ft.
8 July 2017|
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Response from Kelly G | Reviewed this property |
I did it in 30 minutes, I went before it closes so there were not many people