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Kilmainham Gaol

Inchicore Road, Dublin, Ireland
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  • Kilmainham GaolPro 2014
    Mel S Wong
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    4 Jun 30, 2014

    A former prison, Kilmainham Gaol is today an important museum that tells the story of Dublins historic past as many national heros were imprisoned and executed here

    Recommended for:History BuffsLocal CultureFamily Travelers
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  • Kilmainham Gaol
    Joe LaLonde
    5 May 30, 2014

    Fascinating insight into Irish history, especially their war for independence. The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. Don’t let a line to get in deter you from experiencing it, they move fast and it’s well worth the short wait.

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  • Kilmainham GaolPro 2014
    Harold Smith-Franzen (@smithfranzen)
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    5 Nov 17, 2013

    My favorite of the tourist sights. A must-see explanation of Irish history and the struggle for independence coupled with a tour of Ireland's most famous jail.

    A guided tour is required so plan in advance to avoid being disappointed. During busy times, the tours sell out well in advance so you could end up waiting for a bit. There is a museum close by where you could burn some wait time but this part of town doesn't have a lot else to offer so you wouldn't want to be here for too long.

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  • Kilmainham Gaol
    Zora O'Neill
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    5 Nov 17, 2013

    So cool: gorgeous Victorian jail (well, as gorgeous as a jail can be), now made into a history museum, largely about the 1916 Easter Rising. You go through on a guided tour, and the guide we had was very good. There's a well laid out exhibition area to tour while you're waiting for the next tour. Great combo of spooky, informative and rabble-rousing.

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  • Kilmainham GaolPro 2014
    D'Maris Coffman
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    3 Aug 03, 2013

    Again on all the bus tours and a monument to the troubles. I don't like this sort of prison tourism, but you might find it interesting.

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  • Kilmainham Gaol
    Gráinne and Tim.
    5 Jun 04, 2013

    Scene of the execution of the 1916 Rebel leaders. This jail is now a museum and one of Dublin's top attractions.

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  • Kilmainham Gaol
    Felicity A
    5 May 10, 2013

    The place of imprisonment of many of the most important historical figures involved in the struggle for Ireland's independence. Pretty much a 'must see' for anyone interested in the past. Now a museum.

    Recommended for:History Buffs
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    Ceylan Menemenli
    4 Apr 30, 2014

    Visiting Kilmainham Gaol is the best way to learn about Irish history & independence... It is an amazing story that the death of 16 young freedom fighters opened the road for freedom of Ireland.

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  • Kilmainham Gaol
    Himanshu Sareen
    3 Sep 16, 2012

    This place is an important part of the Irish revolution. This housed several important revolutionaries during its life. It is now decommissioned and is operated as a tourist sitre and for shooting movies. The guided tour is pretty instructive and takes one through all the parts of the Jail.

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    Susan Doyle
    4 Jul 05, 2012

    As this was the location of the murders in 1916, it has a very dark feeling but it is full of history and well worth visiting.

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  • Kilmainham Gaol
    Ryan Stenson
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    5 Jun 05, 2014

    Awesome history info!

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  • Kilmainham Gaol
    Peter M
    4 Nov 14, 2013

    Visit the Historical Site of Kilmainham Gaol - central to the history of the Irish Republic

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  • Kilmainham Gaol
    John White
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    4 Oct 10, 2013

    A bit out of the way but well worth the visit. Excellent tour guides - bring a coat!

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    Claire Rudyj
    5 Feb 24, 2013

    Interesting place to visit!

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  • Kilmainham Gaol
    Gavin Lockhart
    5 Oct 18, 2012

    Best historical attraction IMO, steeped in history

    Recommended for:History Buffs
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    Les Robinson
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    interesting place , home from home lol

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  • Kilmainham Gaol
    Noodlesk74
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    Worth a stop if you're in Dublin. Very interesting. Especially if you like Irish history.

    Recommended for:History Buffs
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    4 Oct 21, 2012
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    5 Jan 09, 2013
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4.5 out of 5
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411 people visited Kilmainham Gaol

Description

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 several in a cell, with little to keep them warm but a candle. The youngest person ... read more
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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