Kilmainham GaolCurrently Open [Closes at 05:30 pm]
- Address: Inchicore Rd, Dublin 8, Ireland, Dublin 8
- Timings: 09:30 am - 05:30 pm Details
- Phone: +353-14535984
- Fax: +1-014532037
- Ticket Price: 4 EUR
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Museums, Historical Site, Specialty Museums, Prison, Adults, Landmarks, Historic And Protected Sites
Kilmainham Gaol is a well known prison in Dublin. This place, which is out of use now, is a big tourist attraction. The prison has seen the imprisonment and execution of several famous Irish leaders. You enter through a small museum where you will get to know a lot more about Irish history and the rebellion.
It is quite easy to find this place a bit overwhelming. The silence dominates the atmosphere where prisoners had been kept without any contact with the outer world. It makes sense to hire a tour-guide to hear an authentic account of the Easter Rebellion which is closely associated with all the famous prisioners. There is a stunning hall in the middle of the prison. The big windows and the doors are protected with iron bars.
The prison also displays many manuscripts in the museum. The Irish struggle of Independence is described in detail in these. More than 200 years old this place is a very fascinating yet somber site to visit in Dublin.
- April to September - Last admission at 5:00 pm.
- October to March - Last admission at 4:00 pm.
- Adult - €4.00
- Senior/Group - €3.00 (maximum 35 people in a group)
- Child/Student - €2.00
- Family - €10.00
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84.23% of people who visit Dublin include Kilmainham Gaol in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
46% of people start their Kilmainham Gaol visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Kilmainham Gaol
91.29% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Kilmainham Gaol
You must book in advance and the only way to visit it is via a guided tour of about one hour. Very efficient staff to guide the visitors through it. The building is impressive and was quite interesting to learn about the political prisoners and how they tragically died. The museum was quite good but the cell room part was much better
Just brilliant and informative. The prison itself is extremely atmospheric and the main hall a great venue for pulling together all the strands running through the various inmates that is inhabited this chilling and grim environment over the years. Our very fair tour guide Donal did a great job taking me and my son round and educating us in the highs and brutal lows of Irish history. thank you so much I would recommend this site, Museum and special exhibition to everyone.
The most infamous prison in Irish history is today a museum that showcases the horrors of days gone by. The prison has been restored from near ruin and no visit to Dublin is complete without taking a look here. There are great displays that chronicle the harshness of life as a prisoner long before the revolutionary prisoners were held and executed here. A must see for anyone visiting Ireland. Indeed I recommend Irish people take a trip here too.
This is a must-see if you travel to Dublin. The prison is an impressive 18th century architectural structure. The tour is guided and takes about 1 to 1,5 hours plus add an extra hour if you visit the museum. All guides are very well prepared and can answer even the craziest questions. I do recommend you book your tickets in advance, as this site is very very popular. Taking pictures is allowed and the guide also gives you enough time to capture everything you desire. The prison is located at about 3,5 km from the city centre. Do check the website for visiting hours, as they vary depending on the season.
Must do tour! We went on at 4:15 tour, perfect time as the sun sets at that time so you can see the hall in different light. Our tour guide Pat was an encyclopaedia of knowledge never missing a beat! Ground can be somewhat unsteady underfoot but it's well lit and not difficult. Some stairs involved.