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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 22 October 2017 via mobile

It's a tour around the jail that gives you stories of people that stayed here and the history of the place. There is no guide you just walk at your own pace. For around 8€ to get in it wasn't bad especially as it wasn't...More

Thank Jon K
Reviewed 21 October 2017

The Gaol is a very intresting trip and a must do if ever in cork for a holiday, the audio guided tour was brillaint and well worth the extra money. will definitly return at some point

Thank Seán W
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Perfect town to chill in ... not too big neither too small. .. with many great pubs where you can listen to traditional Irish music.

Thank Tomtom_du17
Reviewed 13 October 2017

We toured the Cork Gaol last week and loved it! My husband and I are former prison employees in the US and still love to see historical prisons around the world. Very interesting and well done.

Thank YancyFamily
Reviewed 12 October 2017

I didn't think touring an old jail would be interesting but it was. History buffs will read and see terrible conditions in which prisoners lived, even women and children.

Thank nursemurphy13
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

A little piece of history preserved for your perusal well worth a visit if you like to see the more unusual sights

Thank Frank L
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Really interesting exhibition made all the more accessible by the 2€ audio guide. Tourist information booklet give money off for couples so get this if you can. At end of tour sit and watch a well produced audi visual display and don't miss the history...More

Thank Geoff L
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Picked a nice day to visit. €8 to get in and I had an audio tour. Very interesting and life like. Met a lady here who it turned out only lived 30 miles from me in the UK! The building isocely and has a gift...More

Thank alipalky
Reviewed 11 October 2017

When visiting Cork City to get here plenty of options are available there is a bus that tours the city and it stops at this historical site you would only b 10min walk to the City Centre other reviews are available

Thank gadgetgeekj
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Took my 15 and 10 year olds to visit on a dull damp day in Cork. entry price was very reasonable and the head phones to give direction was a great idea. Staff were very knowledgeable. layout and historical detail was impressive. restoration work is...More

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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