Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin

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Kilmainham Gaol turns the clock back a few decades, offering you a look inside one of history's most notorious prisons. The imposing gray building played a key role in Irish history for over a century, finally closing its doors in 1924. Before then it provided a grim setting for the imprisonment of notable participants in the many uprisings for Irish independence, culminating in the execution of 14 men who led a rebellion that took place during Easter week in 1916. You can take a guided walk through the history of this eerie site, now one of Europe's largest unoccupied structures of its kind. Before you leave, look in on the yard where the infamous 1916 executions took place. To plan Dublin vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.
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  • Kilmainham Gaol is one of the place to go if you want to understand the tough history of Ireland and how they get their independence. This price is reasonable and include an in-depth tour guide so tha...  more »
  • My Girlfriend and me, visited Kilmainham Goal in february. We had the plesaure to have the best Tour Guide "Adam". He is funny, dramatic and so on. Adam does not just tell the Story about this place, ...  more »
  • Visited here on a cold Friday in late February only to find that all tours were fully booked for the day, luckily we were in Dublin for a few more days and were able to book for the following Monday. ...  more »
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  • Wonderful tour of an old prison. It was amazing. If you have any interest in old prisons I highly recommend this tour! It was a great value and the tour guides were highly informative and knowledgeable. This is a must see for Dublin's history. It's just a quick bus ride from Dublin's city centre. The tour lasted about an hour plus a good museum of documents and things to gaze at.
  • Lots of cool history to see here. Tour was excellent. The tour guide provided a lot of inside details about the history of the jail and its many famous inmates, many of whom were tied to the fight for Ireland’s independence. Museum exhibits are interesting and help to provide further background. The museum cafe also has great options for coffee and dessert.
  • This place is so cool. You can only go in with a guide and the tour lasts for an hour. The guide was very informative and after the tour there’s a small museum that you can peruse. One of Daniel day-lewis’ films was made here so that’s good too.
  • Potentially the best attraction I visited in Dublin. Peter our tour guide was excellent, he was very knowledgeable and had an overall great aura. He clearly enjoyed sharing the history and gave us a great experience whilst there. The doorman was also very polite and funny. Extremely cheap considering Dublin prices only €5 for students 10/10 would recommend
  • It is such an unusual place to visit, where you get all sorts of information about life in prison and its evolution. This prison was also featured in a movie. I strongly recommend visiting this place! If you are like me, you will feel happy to be free and alive when you get out!
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