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Address: Inchicore Road | Kilmainham, Dublin 8, Ireland
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+353 1 453 5984
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09:30 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 18:00
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This bleak old jail was notorious in the 19th century for its harsh...

This bleak old jail was notorious in the 19th century for its harsh treatment of prisoners.

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This is a must see but be sure to book tickets before you travel as it gets booked up. This is a great tour and is great value at only 8euros each when booked online. We had a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a must see but be sure to book tickets before you travel as it gets booked up. This is a great tour and is great value at only 8euros each when booked online. We had a great tour guide called Dermot who seemed to be passionate about his job. It gives you an insight into how the prison... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a real find for us. Picked it at the last minute from lots of other options in Dublin and it was great. Super value for money. Great guide who clearly knew his stuff and was very politically sensitive which must be hard if you were directly affected by it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We got the hop on hop off bus at 9:15 and got to kilmainham gaol around 10:30 all tickets had sold out online, the tickets left were for the 12 o'clock tour so we purchased them and went for a walk and a coffee... it was well worth the waiting around, the tour guides are lovely and so friendly the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The tour of the Gaol gives such an insight into the history of the city and its dark side. The knowledge of the guides is extraordinary and its two hours well spent (including the museum).

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My daughter and I were lucky to book this popular sight as the slots are rapidly snapped up. The guide related to us fascinating facts and we found the whole experience daunting. We were made aware of how stark the conditions were in the gaol and about the harsh life of the Poor Irish in times gone by. Would strongly... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We booked Goal a few weeks in advance to visiting Dublin and I'm glad we did as people were getting turned away at the door as they were completely booked up! We arrived slightly earlier than our tour time and were guided through to the museum which was brilliant. The tour was so interesting, although at times it felt a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Brilliant tour of an old Irish jail. Guide told us of the various prisoners who were held and executed within the walls. Plenty of history and sights, make this ideal for everyone. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I really enjoyed visiting this musuem and getting to better understand the history and significance of the gaol(jail). Tours are offered on a limited basis and are well worth waiting for.Book online if your time is limited. Augmented my history lesson/tour by watching Rebellion. Spent about 2.5 hours including the tour and meandering around.

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Hyannis, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This tour sells out every day, so take care to book in advance - you won't want to miss the fantastic Kilmainham Gaol tour. Our guide was excellent; he gave us a powerful history lesson, but it was peppered with lighthearted jokes for the kids. The guide shared many anecdotes about individual inmates that brought their awe-inspiring and heartbreaking stories... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Really good day trip for whoever is interested in learning about Irish culture and history. Also a very cheap day out when you take into consideration the cost of other tourist attractions in Dublin. If you have a student card you can also get your ticket cheaper. Staff were very friendly and great at tours, it's important to be a... More 

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