Cork City Gaol

Currently Closed
  • Address: Convent Avenue, Cork, Co. Cork, Ireland
  • Timings: 09:30 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +353-214305022
  • Ticket Price: 8 EUR
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs

The Cork City Goal was built in the 19th century and is one of the most crucial monuments if you want to know about the socio-political life in Ireland during the 1800s. The visitor center was opened in 1993 and is the best way to intimately experience the struggles and legacy of the prisoners.

Highlights Include:

  • The writing on the walls by the prisoners consisting of quotes, sketches and poems
  • Prison cells with life-like wax statues
  • Night Tour
  • Guided group tours

A must-visit for history lovers the place is sure to give you long-lasting memory.

  • Do try their Night Tours which are sure to give you goosebumps every time you think about it.

  • Student- €7.00
  • OAP- €7.00
  • Child- €5.00
  • Family ticket (2 adults and up to 4 children) - €25.00
  • Radio Museum- €2.00
  • Audio Tour in English, Spanish, French, Irish, German, Italian, Dutch, Polish, Japanese- € 2.00extra

  • The gaol is open 7 days a week.

  • The nearest bus stop is at Sundays Well Rd (Opp Fitz Park Lane)
  • Bus number- 201

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  • Cork City Gaol Address: Convent Avenue, Cork, Co. Cork, Ireland
  • Cork City Gaol Contact Number: +353-214305022
  • Cork City Gaol Timing: 09:30 am - 05:00 pm
  • Cork City Gaol Price: 8 EUR
  • Best time to visit Cork City Gaol(preferred time): 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Cork City Gaol: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 79.31% of people who visit Cork include Cork City Gaol in their plan

  • 57% of people start their Cork City Gaol visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Cork City Gaol

Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday

93.48% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Cork City Gaol

People normally club together Blarney Castle and Saint Fin Barre's Cathedral while planning their visit to Cork City Gaol.

People also prefer to start their day with Cork City Gaol.

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  • So much more could have been made of this museum. We arrived during Halloween half term so it was busy but good wee treasure hunt and face painting and balloon modelling for the kids which was free. The only open part to visitors looked much newer than the other wings which frankly looked more interesting. We weren't offered information on the prisoners named at the calls. It was informative to a point and gave small flavour of what life might have been like.

  • This place is located outside the city centre, but you can reach it easily by foot. On the outside it is a nice castle like building, but on the inside it is a great museum about the prison which was once used to keep thieves and other kind of people. You'll get to know some of the names that became famous for their personality and the reasons that got them imprisoned. Totally recommended!

  • Amazing place that's being well taken care of. The prisoners' stories are captivating, especially if you pay for an audioguide. Don't miss the room behind the souvenir shop, they show short document about the most famous prisoners on the prison walls, that creates a heart-wrenching ending to your visit!

  • Had a fantastic trip here. We had a tour guide called Lauren who was a credit to the place. She gave us so much interesting information and made the tour for us. All the staff were friendly and helpful and even when we had overstayed our welcome by nearly half an hour by mistake they still had a smile for us. Well worth a visit.

  • Really interesting place. Quite laid back despite the history. I'd recommend the audio self guided tour as you get all the info you need but at your own pace.

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