If it's a must see for you, you could take a train from Dublin (Connolly or Pearse stations) to Wicklow town to visit the Gaol. As well as day time access, they have adult only night tours on the last Friday of every month.
It's a while since I've been in Wicklow town but I think the walk from the station to the gaol takes about 20 minutes or so. It's a pretty straightforward route - ask at the station for directions.
This link visitwicklow.ie/attractions/wicklow_gaol.htm will show you a map of Wicklow town with a pin marking the Gaol and if you zoom in it will show you a train making the train station at the top of the town. They seem to be at the extreme ends of the town so perhaps plan on stopping for a coffee as you pass through town.
And if you want to learn more about Wicklow as you walk its streets you can download a map and mp3 of the Wicklow town walking tour at http://www.wicklow.com/walk/
Wicklow town is small. From the train station to the gaol will take you about 10-15 minutes (all flat). The gaol is really good (a little spooky at times but also very sad with some of the stories). It is worth a trip. However, the train timetables are not brilliant from Dublin to Wicklow. Try www.irishrail.ie for timetables.
Thanks gmhawthorn! Much appreciated. We're fairly certain we will be doing the train there and back - while the tours through the mountains sounds lovely, we're history/spooky buffs and just cannot pass up the opportunity to see the place. In the US there is a TV series called Ghost Hunters and it's sister show Ghost Hunters International. The GHI second season begins on Wednesday and their first stop of the new season is Wicklow's Gaol ;)
Check out visitwicklow.ie/news/wicklow_gaol_ghosthunte… if you are into all things spooky. I don't think I'll be going on the Friday fright night tour somehow!
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