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Kilmainham Gaol

Category: Families, Rainy Day, Culture, Sightseeing

Type: Castles, Historic Homes & Sites, Museums & Galleries, Visitor Centres, Tours, General Attractions

Kilmainham
Dublin 8
Tel: +353 1 453 5984

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One of the largest unoccupied gaols in Europe, covering some of the most heroic and tragic events in Ireland's emergence as a modern nation

Kilmainham Gaol

Kilmainham Gaol is one of the largest unoccupied gaols in Europe, covering some of the most heroic and tragic events in Ireland's emergence as a modern nation from 1780s to the 1920s.

Kilmainham Gaol played an important part in Irish history, as the majority of the Irish leaders in the rebellions of 1798, 1803, 1848, 1867 and 1916 were imprisoned there and some were also executed. It also housed prisoners during the Irish War of Independence (1919–21) and many of the anti-treaty forces during the civil war period.

Attractions include a major exhibition detailing the political and penal history of the prison and its restoration. The tour of the prison includes an audio-visual show.

Opening Time:

Open daily, April-September, 9.30am-6pm. October-March, Mon-Sat, 9.30am-5.30pm & Sun 10am-6pm. Last admission is 1 hour before closing.

Admission Charge:

Adults €6; Child/Student €2; OAP/Group €4; Family €14.
Kilmainham Gaol - Kilmainham Dublin 8 Ireland
Kilmainham Gaol - Kilmainham Dublin 8 Ireland
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3.5km West from centre of Dublin

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