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Kilmainham Gaol

50 Reviews
Historical Site
Sun - Sat 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 1-2 hours
Address: Inchicore Rd, Kilmainham, Dublin 8, Ireland
Phone: +353-1-4535984

What people are saying:

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.



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Additional Information


This prison-turned-museum played a crucial part in Ireland's past, serving as the lock-up for many leaders of Irish rebellions - and the place of execution for some of them - over the course of a century and a half. For decades after it opened in 1796, women, men and children weren't segregated, but rather held in a cell together, with little to keep them warm but a candle. The youngest person arrested and held in the prison was 5 years old. Many of those detained in Kilmainham were deported to Australia. The prison was seen as a symbol of British oppression and suffering, and the Irish Free State government decommissioned it in 1924. A tour will provide the gory details of Kilmainham's fascinating history.
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