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    Kilmainham Gaol

    Kilmainham Gaol is located on Inchicore Rd in Kilmainham, Dublin 8.

    As one of Dublin’s top Tourist Attractions, Kilmainham Gaol is not to be missed.

    The Gaol is a shrine to Irish Republicanism. Over the years Irish Nationalists fought for their country’s independence mounting rebellions in 1798, 1803, 1848,1867 and 1916 . Leaders of such rebellions invariably ended their days as prisoners of Kilmainham Gaol.

    These include members of the Society of United Irishmen, Young Irelanders ,Fenians and the leaders of the 1916 Ester Rising who were shot here.

    Kilmainham Gaol was built in 1792 & finally closed in 1924.

    Kilmainham Gaol Opening Times:

    April-September: 9.30am-6.00pm daily (last admission at 5.00pm)
    October-March: Monday to Saturday 9.30am-5.30pm(last admission 4.00pm), Sundays 10.00am-6.00pm(last admission 5.00pm).

    Kilmainham Gaol Admission Prices:

    Adults: €6
    Senior/Group: €4
    Children/ Students: €2
    Family €14


    Group Details:

    All groups must be pre-booked. Bookings can be made by phoning the Gaol directly.


    Toilets, disabled toilets and tearooms. Please contact the Gaol for information on ongoing temporary exhibitions.

    How to Get There to Kilmainham Gaol

    Buses: 51B, 51C, 78A, 79, 79A from Aston Quay..




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