Cork City Gaol, Cork

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Cork City Gaol, Cork - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price

Address: Convent Avenue, Cork, Co. Cork, Ireland

Phone: +353-214305022

Ticket Price: 8 EUR

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Time Required: 01:00 Hrs

Timings: 09:30 am - 05:00 pm Details

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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, Cork Reviews - Write a Review

  • Friendly and competent staff. Offers audio tours in a bunch of different languages as well as guided tours. You can also just set out in your own. All the stations have realistic figures to add a visual element. The goal itself is very beautiful, especially when the weather is good. The gift shop has some of the best Ireland-related items that I have come across so far. The best way to get to it is probably the City Tour bus.

  • My first visit. Absolutely beautiful building. Halloween day great fun & very reasonable. Will definitely go again.

  • Very interesting museum. Well worth paying the extra €2 for the audio guide as the first half of the tour is pretty much catered for the audio guide and you'd be lost without it.

  • 8e is very steep price for what you get! We spent maybe 30 minutes in the entire thing. We didn't opt for the audio tour (+2e) and maybe that was mistake. Perhaps it provided more insight then the guide book. All the guidebook tells you in 2 sentences about some random prisoners who were held there. I really didn't get any sense of "prison" life as some of the other reviews suggest. The grounds are also very restrictive. You can't really walk around and see the outside and only one wing of the prison is accessible. If the price were less, I could recommend it. Right now though, I would say just skip it, go get in line and kiss the Blarney Stone a second time.

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  • Called in here as we were passing. Glad that I did. Informative and made you think.

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