The Enlightened Prison is also a very unique scenery in Dublin. The prisons in this area are also very distinctive. The real Ailan style. You can see many, many things in the prison. The prison is also very beautiful.More
An important landmark in Ireland's history. Learn about the establishing of the state and the tales of the 1916 Rising.
Loved our tour guide, Claire! She was very informative & interesting. Learned a lot of Irish history we never knew.
One of the biggest gaols in Europe with one of the most tragic history. As I am very interested in Irish history it is a must see. Kilmainham Gaol dates from the 18th century. A lot of rebels in the struggle for Irish independence have been prisoned here and/or have been executed. James Connolly was executed in Kilmainham Gaol after the failure of the Easter Rising 1916, sitting on a chair while heavenly wounded.The tour is surprising and impressing. You feel and see the atmosphere where the prisoners have lived in. The building is easy to access as well for disabled people and there are a lot of buses going from Dublin city centre to the gaol. The visit include a guided tour and an exhibition. There is a tearoom and a giftshop.