Kilmainham Gaol (Jail) is a former prison, located in Kilmainham in Dublin, and is now converted into a museum. Kilmainham Gaol played an important part in Irish history, as many leaders of Irish rebellions were imprisoned and some executed in the prison by the British, most notably the leaders of the unsuccessful Easter Rising 1916.
It is one of the largest unoccupied jails in Europe and is one of the most popular tourist spots in Dublin. Attractions include a major exhibition detailing the political and penal history of the prison and its restoration. The tour of the prison includes an audio-visual show. Tours may be arranged for visitors with special needs by prior arrangement.
The Gaol is opened Mon-Sat 9.30am – 4.30pm and Sunday 10.00am – 5.00pm. Admission is €7.00 per adult and €3.00 per child.
PLEASE NOTE DUE TO MAJOR BUILDING WORKS IN THE AREA, KILMAINHAM GAOL MAY HAVE LIMITED ACCESS UP TO DECEMBER 2015. PLEASE ENSURE TO CHECK THEIR WEBSITE FOR FULL DETAILS OR SPEAK WITH OUR FRIENDLY RECEPTION TEAM AT THE HOTEL.
Distance from The West County Hotel: 4km or 7 minutes car journey. Take Bus 26 at Chapelizod Bridge and get off at stop 1452. The Gaol is a short 3 minute walk from this stop.
Contact Details for Kilmainham Gaol
Address: Kilmainham Gaol, Inchicore Road, Kilmainham, Dublin 8.
Tel: +353 1 453 5984.