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Kilmainham Gaol

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“old jail”(196 reviews)
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This bleak old jail was notorious in the 19th century for its harsh treatment of prisoners.
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Inchicore Road | Kilmainham, Dublin 8, Ireland
+353 1 453 5984
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Most interesting tour of the jail. Our guide was excellent and painted a clear picture of what events happened in Irish history. I am of Irish decent but am ashamed to admit was lacking in the knowledge of the Irish people's struggles. Very moving.

Thank Joan G
Reviewed yesterday

We were told to book this tour. So glad we did. Great history. Americans need to understand more about all the history there.

1  Thank hellweek982018
Reviewed yesterday

This was my favorite thing we did in Dublin. It was amazing to learn about the jail and all the prisoners that were once housed here. I highly suggest if you are going to do one tour in Dublin, make this it.

1  Thank Lorilovesparis
Reviewed yesterday

This hour long tour through different parts of the jail including the cells was very informative and moving! Our guide, Patrick, was very knowledgeable and passionate about its history and the uprising in Ireland. It was hard to imagine that at one point they had...More

1  Thank Dianne S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were really impressed with Kilmainham Goal. Not really advertised through the city but just a short bus ride from the centre. It’s a one hour guided tour around the different areas of the jail, including the chapel, old cells, and exercise yards. The guide...More

1  Thank KatrinaCollett91
Reviewed yesterday

Such an interesting visit to the Gaol. Our guide Killian was excellent and we really felt we knew everything we needed to know. This place has been preserved so well. The hop on hop off buses stop right outside but we got a taxi there...More

1  Thank KellieB912
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Excellent tours, gives a real insight into the history of Ireland and especially the Easter rising and it's effect on how it was viewed by the people if Ireland.

1  Thank Gavin M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The 1 hour tour of Kilmainham Gaol was excellent! Our tour guide gave us a lot of fascinating information about some of the people who were imprisoned here. The museum had some interesting artifacts. Highly recommend a visit to Kilmainham Gaol!

1  Thank TravelIntl
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A must when visiting Dublin. Super informative and very moving to learn about the struggle for Irish Independence

1  Thank X5917TSchrisc
Reviewed 2 days ago

An in-depth look at look at the trials and tribulations of the Irish, especially after the 1916 Easter Rebellion.

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8 October 2018|
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Response from jolynep | Reviewed this property |
Approximately an hour / allow an extra hour for the self guided part
16 September 2018|
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Response from Brendan D | Reviewed this property |
34 min (2.7 km) via R810 and Kilmainham Ln
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