Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin

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About Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin

Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price

Address: Inchicore Rd, Dublin 8, Ireland

Phone: +353-14535984

Ticket Price: 4 EUR

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Time Required: 01:00 Hrs

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

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Museum, Historical Site, Specialty Museum, Prison, Adults

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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.

Kilmainham Gaol Information

  • April to September - Last admission at 5:00 pm.
  • October to March - Last admission at 4:00 pm.

Kilmainham Gaol Ticket Prices

  • Adult - €4.00
  • Senior/Group - €3.00 (maximum 35 people in a group)
  • Child/Student - €2.00
  • Family - €10.00

How To reach Kilmainham Gaol by Public Transport

  • Kilmainham Jail Bus Station

Restaurants Near Kilmainham Gaol

  • Whitefriar Grill – Irish
  • Banyi Japanese Dining – Japanese, Sushi

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  • Kilmainham Gaol is a great place to visit. Loved the tour full of great stories and the museum is also really interesting. Definitely would recommend it. The only downside is that there isn't any other languages support available. There wasn't any flyers left either.

  • I think it was the most memorable place in Dublin. The guide (Dave) was amazing. He made me feel like I was just there, during these dark days of Irish history.

  • Incredibly engaging guide (Dave?) brought to life the events and context of Irish independence in general and as specifically related to the gaol. If having to choose one I would recommend a visit here over other modern Irish history exhibitions/tours/sites in Dublin.

  • The guide was really nice and the tour informative. However, we were to many to fully enjoy the small corridors of the jail. Therefore it was difficult to hear the guide speaking and to take photos without a tons of heads in the way. The price is definitely affordable, but you have to print the tickets in advance and I found it pretty weird and unnecessary.

  • REALLY good guided tour! Get a sense of Irish culture and formative events in Irish history. Making a reservation before arriving is required and is easily done through their website.

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