Kilmainham Gaol - Dublin sightseeing, Visit Dublin

Kilmainham Gaol - Dublin sightseeing, Visit Dublin
Address : Inchicore Road
Kilmainham, Dublin 8
Phone :+353 1 453 5984
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Kilmainham Goal originally Kilmainham Jail is one of Dublin's most popular sightseeing attractions, it is a must to visit on Dublin sightseeing tours.

Kilmainham Gaol - Dublin Sightseeing

Kilmainham Gaol has played an integral part in some of the most important events in Ireland's history as Ireland emerged as a modern nation from 1780s to the 1920s. Therefore it is a must see when considering Dublin sightseeing tours.Buiilt in 1796, Kilmainham Gaol served as a prison for over 128 years. At Kilmainham Gaol public hangings often took place at the front of the building, however from 1820 onwards very few public or private hangings took place at Kilmainham.

Kilmainham Gaol - Visit Dublin

At Kilmainham Gaol, the British executed and imprisioned many leaders of the Irish rebellions involved in the pursuit of Irish Independance, 1978, 1830, 1848, 1867 and executed the leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising including Padraig Pearse, Jospeh Plunkett and Thomas Clarke. A real insight into Irelands history next time you visit Dublin

A visit to Kilmainham Gaol include a guided tour and a exhibition. This is a very busy tourist attraction when you visit Dublin so you mau experience some delays. Guided tours are the only way to see Kilmainham Gaol. 

Opening Hours
Open all Year
April - September: Daily 09:30 - 18:00 (last admission at 17:00)
October - March: Mon -Sat 09:30 - 17:30 (last admission at 16:30)
Sunday: 10:00 - 18:00 (last admission at 17:00)

Average Length of Visit: 1.5 hours
Closed on the 24th, 25th & 26th December

Admission Fees
C Adult: €6.00
Sen/Group: €4.00
Child/Student: €2.00
Family: €14.00
Credit/Debit cards are both accepted

Tickets are sold on a first come first served basis. 

Guided Tours:
Access to Kilmainham Gaol by Guided Tour Only. All groups over 10 people must be booked in advance
Duration: 60 minutes
All Groups must be pre-booked, bookings can be made by phoning Kilmainham Gaol directly. 

Location: 3.5km from centre of Dublin.

Public Transport:
Bus Route(s): No. 69, 79 from Aston Quay Dublin 2; No 13 & 40 from O'Connell St. Dublin 1 or College Green Dublin 2. Please see for further information.

LUAS Tram: Red Line - Nearest stop Suir Road. Please CLICK HERE for further information.


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