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“Little History”
Review of Cork City Gaol

Cork City Gaol
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Ranked #7 of 159 things to do in Cork
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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. This exhibition fascinates visitors of all ages and nationalities and the tour is available in up to 13 languages.
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Great place to check out if you're into History, how the jail was run, get to go inside the cells, upstairs as well as down stairs, get a great feel as to how people where punished in those days. A pleasant experience, you're given a leaflet with all the stories of famous inmates at that time. There is audio tours also, take you time, no rushing this experience.

Thank SeanC1586
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Reviewed 4 March 2017 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.

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Reviewed 27 February 2017

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

Thank Casey E
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

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.

Thank Kathleen O
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

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.

Thank Muriel B
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