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Kilmainham Gaol
Top 11 in Can't Miss Attractions

4.3/5
50 Reviews
Sun - Sat 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 1-2 hours
Address: Inchicore Rd, Kilmainham, Dublin 8, Ireland
Phone: +353-1-4535984

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An important landmark in Ireland's history. Learn about the establishing of the state and the tales of the 1916 Rising.

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  • butterflydiva7
    butterflydiva7
    Wexford Ireland
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    Historic site

    Delighted to at last do the tour of kilmainham Gaol, it brings history to life. You see the prison cells and also the yard where executions took place. You also can view through an opening in the ce...

    Reviewed on /Date(1605006708000+0800)/
  • Aileen M
    Aileen M
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    An excellent tour of a fascinating building

    We visited this goal and - even with the Covid restrictions - it was a fantastic tour. Our tourguide was superb, very friendly and engaging though it was the last tour of a busy day. Would highly rec...

    Reviewed on /Date(1602460710000+0800)/
  • Blackroo
    Blackroo
    Leicestershire
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    Interesting

    We walked to the Gaol as due to covid there were no hopper buses available. A long way but well worth it! We had a very interesting knowledgeable guide who really knew her stuff. We werent rushed at ...

    Reviewed on /Date(1602235712000+0800)/
  • SOCarolan
    SOCarolan
    Dublin
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    Great.

    It’s a way better hour than you might imagine. I really enjoyed it. Went with wife and two small children. They all loved it too.

    Reviewed on /Date(1602072712000+0800)/
  • bigwawao
    bigwawao
    bronx, ny
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    Awesome, Insipiring and Humbling.

    Very Informative and soul touching experience! You will see and feel what the Irish independence patriots (their so called Easter Uprising) have to go thru to finally get their independence. This ...

    Reviewed on /Date(1601560381000+0800)/

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Introduction

This prison-turned-museum played a crucial part in Ireland's past, serving as the lock-up for many leaders of Irish rebellions - and the place of execution for some of them - over the course of a century and a half. For decades after it opened in 1796, women, men and children weren't segregated, but rather held in a cell together, with little to keep them warm but a candle. The youngest person arrested and held in the prison was 5 years old. Many of those detained in Kilmainham were deported to Australia. The prison was seen as a symbol of British oppression and suffering, and the Irish Free State government decommissioned it in 1924. A tour will provide the gory details of Kilmainham's fascinating history.
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