Kilmainham Gaol and its collection

Kilmainham Gaol

Kilmainham Gaol is one of the largest unoccupied gaols in Europe. Leaders of the rebellions of 1798, 1803, 1848, 1867 and 1916 were detained here. Names such as Henry Joy McCracken, Robert Emmet, Anne Devlin, Charles Stewart Parnell and the leaders of 1916 will always be associated with the goal. Access to the Kilmainham Gaol museum is always combined with a guided tour.

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Kilmainham Gaol
Inchicore Road

Visitor information Kilmainham Gaol

Opening hours

Opening Hours
Kilmainham Gaol Museum is open all year round, except the 24th- 27th December (inclusive)
October – March 9:30 – 17:15
April – May 9:30 – 17:45
June, July & August 9:30 – 18:00
September 9:30 – 17:45


0 – 11Free
12 – 17€4.00
Family ((Two adults & 2-3 children 12-17)€20.00

Groups (min 10 people/max 35 people) must be pre-booked in advance by emailing

Group (adults) €6.00 per person
Group (students) €4.00 per person


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Location & Map

Inchicore Road, Dublin

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Kilmainham Gaol Reviews

Kilmainham Gaol has 3 ratings.

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    Colum • Nov 6, 2022

    Can someone explain why you cannot book tickets more than 30 days in advance? This sounds nuts for a very popular tourist attraction, could someone explain?

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    sandra • Jan 30, 2022

    Excellent tour, very sad listening to the stories of the prisoners. Tour guide Ellen was so knowledgeable and made tour so interesting, staff were so friendly from Dave mc greeting us on arrival to Alan giving us lots of information.well worth a visit .!

    Visited on Jan 29, 2022

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