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

Cork City Gaol - Review

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.

Cork City Gaol Information

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

Cork City Gaol Ticket Prices

  • 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

Cork City Gaol Opening and Closing Hours

  • The gaol is open 7 days a week.

How To reach Cork City Gaol by Public Transport

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

Restaurants Near Cork City Gaol

  • Annies Bar & Restaurant

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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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  • 95% of people who visit Cork include Cork City Gaol in their plan

  • 56.16% 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

94.15% 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.

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  • Great museum inside this old prison and radio station. Things are set up so well and some scenes are recreated and the stories of some inmates are told. Also interesting is the park when the prison turned into a radio station. It might not mix but still they managed to provide a view into both worlds. Very interesting museum, I highly recommend visiting it. The price is very fair for what you get.

  • The Cork City Gaol Museum is an unexpected pleasure for most modern city-dwellers that are used to "Human Rights" and personal choices. On a limited budget, I'm sure, the Museum has been able to give the visitor a snapshot into the past handling of social misfits in the 19th Century. The accessability of the rooms and displays to the public is what brings the exhibit to a personal level for each visitor, including the ability to get into a cell, and put your head and arms in a pillory stock! During the heatwave of 2018, the inside was still reasonably cool, so I can't imagine how cold it must've been during the winters for the staff and prisoners.

  • This was better than we expected. Visiting from the US it gave an interesting perspective into Ireland. Spend the time to listen to the entire video at the end. Special exhibit on radio was worth the time

  • Quite Gloomy place. But what I like the most is the architecture of this building. When the prison opened in the 1820 s it housed both male and female prisoners, whose crimes were committed within the city boundary. Anyone committing a crime outside that boundary were committed to the County Gaol, across the river from the City Gaol

  • Amazing informative and interactive. Great for adults and kids alike. I highy recommend a visit here

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