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Review of Cork City Gaol

Cork City Gaol
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US$17.58*
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Jameson Experience in County Cork
Ranked #8 of 148 things to do in Cork
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
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“Sounded better”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Feel a little let down, only get to see the west wing, you get told of the hospital and debtors prison, but you don't get to go to them, you are funneled through the grounds from the gatehouse, you don't even get to have a look round the grounds.

Visited March 2017
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“Historical”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very historical and suitable for all ages I would think. Can bag a bit creepy but that adds to the charm!

Visited March 2016
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“A Fantastic Historic Experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love historic buildings and so when we visited Cork City last week, Cork City Gaol was a must for us. This no longer in use jail was the perfect mix of eerie, informative, sad and interesting all in one. If you do visit, please take out the self guided headphones. They're a must to really enjoy the experience.

Visited February 2017
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“Interesting but not unavoidable”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lot of anecdotes, but not much to see actually. The person made it quite interesting but you don't many information about what it was like at that time.

Visited February 2017
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“Interesting but a bit spooky!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited with a 10 and 12 year old. The gaol is interesting and well suited to a visit. Our 10 year old found it a bit creepy, not helped by statues/models of in mates and warders etc.
An interesting exhibit on Irish radio was a bonus. Don't miss the governors tunnel- you can't go in but just a crazy notion in a prison!

Visited February 2017
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