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View of Kilmainham Gaol Jail in Dublin

Kilmainham Gaol Dublin

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Kilmainham Gaol in Dublin


The largest unoccupied jail on this island and Europe, Kilmainham Gaol gives groups a dramatic and realistic insight into what it was like to have been confined in one of these forbidding bastions of punishment and correction.


It also offers panoramic insight into the most profound, disturbing and inspirational themes of modern Irish history, including a guided tour, exhibition and audio-visual display.



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View from above of Gaol jail in Dublin
Inside of Kilmainham Gaol jail in Dublin
Useful Information
Opening Hours

January – December: 9.30 – 17.30 hrs (Last tour at 16.15 hrs)

July – September: 9.00 – 18:45 hrs (Last tour at 17.30 hrs)


Kilmainham Gaol is closed 24th-26th December.


Notes for Group Leaders

For 2018 season we are not offering group visits to Kilmainham Gaol. We are recommending groups to go to the Kilmainham Gaol website and book online as individuals. It is only way to ensure a guaranteed visit of this extremely popular attraction.

Duration of Visit

Approximately 60 – 90 minutes. The guided tour takes approximately 60 minutes and allow about 30 minutes to visit the museum.


Meeting Point

Inchicore Road, Kilmainham, Dublin 8

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