Things to see or do
- Directions: Buses: 51B, 51C, 78A, 79, 79A from Aston Quay.
- Facilities: Toilets, disabled toilets and tearooms. Please contact the Gaol for information on ongoing temporary exhibitions.
- Opening Times: April-September: 9.30am-6pm daily (last admission at 5pm) October-March: Monday to Saturday 9.30am-5.30pm(last admission 4pm), Sundays 10am-6pm(last admission 5pm).
- Admissions: Adults: €6, Senior/Group: €4 Children/ Students: €2 Family €14
- *: -A visit to the Gaol includes a guided tour and an exhibition. -All groups must be pre-booked. Bookings can be made by phoning the Gaol directly.
- Admission Prices: Adults: €6, Senior/Group: €4 Children/ Students: €2 Family €14 * : -A visit to the Gaol includes a guided tour and an exhibition. -All groups must be pre-booked. Bookings can be made by phoning the Gaol directly.
Kilmainham GaolDublin City Dublin - Ireland East
Dublin's Kilmainham Gaol held some of the most famous political and military leaders in Irish history such as Robert Emmet, Charles Stewart Parnell, the 1916 Rising leaders and Eamon de Valera. If for no other reason, Kilmainham Gaol in Dublin would be remarkable for being the biggest unoccupied gaol in these islands. As such, it gives the visitor a dramatic and realistic insight into what is was like to have been confined in one of these forbidding bastions of punishment and correction between 1796 when it opened and 1924 when it closed. It offers a panoramic insight into some of the most profound, disturbing and inspirational themes of modern Irish history. Leaders of the rebellions of 1798, 1803, 1848, 1867 and 1916 were detained here. The visit includes a guided tour and exhibition. It is a very busy site and visitors may experience a delay during the summer months. Access is by guided tour only. There is a café and publications desk on site.
ContactTelephone+353 (0)1 453 5984
Fax:+353 (0)1 453 2037
Address: Inchicore Road, Kilmainham, Dublin City Area South, Co Dublin, Dublin 8, Republic of Ireland