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All reviews wicklow town self guided tour worth a visit interactive displays great visit information boards gift shop well thought out family ticket local history great cafe own pace great history set the scene interesting place two hours on site
Stumbled across this by chance as we were driving down the coast. Glad we stopped! 7 Euro per person and about an hour of interactive adventures through several floors of a historical jail. Perfect for adults and children alike!
Excellent guided tour, very informative. This is a truly immersive experience, humbling and thought-provoking. Make sure you don't get locked in! The tour guide when I visited was Miriam, she was fantastic, she studied drama at BIFE in Bray. Highly recommended.
Worth a visit if you're in the area. Not pricey. The jail cells are interactive with spoken information when you walk in to each. Takes about 40 to 50 mins to do the whole gaol. They do guoded tours at certain times also. The walkways...More
The audio guide was very informative and easy to use. The motion activated audios along the way were creepy and realistic -- eye-opening about the conditions of the day. Kind of an old time "Scared Straight". The descriptions of the transportation ship to Australia were...More
Visited the Gaol on a Sunday and there were no organised tours. However the exhibitions are will laid out and were easy to follow to make sure got the most out of your visit. It was packed with interesting facts and stories on Irish history....More
I wasn't sure what to expect when we went to visit Wicklow Gaol but can honestly say I was very much impressed.
The tour, the authenticity of the building, the friendly staff all helped to make it and excellent day out for all the family,...More
This is a very claustrophobic place but has quite a history.
It is well preserved and tells the story of when the native Catholic Irish were imprisoned, tortured and sometimes died here for fairly petty crimes.
A number of them were transported to Australia and...More
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By bus or train. There are buses leaving Dublin every hour to Wicklow. The journey takes about 1 hr and 30 mins. The train service is adequate but not as frequent as the bus. Check with Iarnrod Eireann for the train... More
By bus or train. There are buses leaving Dublin every hour to Wicklow. The journey takes about 1 hr and 30 mins. The train service is adequate but not as frequent as the bus. Check with Iarnrod Eireann for the train times. I am sure the gaol will be open on the above dates but check with the Irish Tourist Board in Wicklow before you travel