Local Attractions #3: Kilmainham Gaol

Kilmainham Gaol (Jail) is a former prison 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.

Kilmainham Gaol
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.


Adult: €8.00 (£7.09 or $8.84).
Senior: €6.00 (£5.32 or €6.63).
Child/Student: €4.00 (£3.55 or $4.42).
Special Rates available for families and groups.
*Please note currency conversions are correct as on 27.04.2023.

Distance from The West County Hotel
Kilmainham Gaol is situated in Dublin 8 and is roughly 3km away from the hotel, or a 10-minute drive. 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 Courthouse, Inchicore Road, Kilmainham, Dublin 8, Ireland. D08 RK28.
Tel: +353 1 453 5984.
Email: kilmainhamgaol@opw.ie.
Website: www.kilmainhamgaolmuseum.ie.

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