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East Wing

Kilmainham Gaol

Contact Details

Address: Inchicore Road, Kilmainham, Dublin 8.
Telephone No: +353 1 453 5984
Fax No: +353 1 453 2037
Email: kilmainhamgaol@opw.ie

Group Booking : kilmainhamgaol@opw.ie

Opening Hours

April - September: Daily 09:30 - 18:00 (last admission at 17:00)            
October - March: Mon -Sat 09:30 - 17:30 (last admission at 16:30), Sunday: 10:00 - 18:00 (last admission at 17:00)
Average Length of Visit: 1.5 hours

Closed on the 24th, 25th & 26th December

Kilmainham Gaol has achieved a Tripadvisor rating of 4.5 by its guests for the year 2012 and has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence

Admission Fees

C Adult: €6.00
Sen/Group: €4.00
Child/Student: €2.00
Family: €14.00
Credit/Debit cards are not accepted at the moment. Apologies for the inconvenience caused.


Toilets, Disabled Toilets, Baby changing, Exhibition Area

Restaurant/Tearooms: Yes - Tearoom

It is advisable to arrive early to avoid the disappointment of finding all the tours for that day booked out.
Tickets are sold on a first come first served basis and cannot be booked in advance.

One of the largest unoccupied gaols in Europe, covering some of the most heroic and tragic events in Ireland's emergence as a modern nation from 1780s to the 1920s. 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.

Location: 3.5km from centre of Dublin.

Public Transport:
Bus Route(s): No. 69, 79 from Aston Quay Dublin 2; No 13 & 40 from O'Connell St. Dublin 1 or College Green Dublin 2.  Please see http://www.dublinbus.ie/Route-Planner/ for further information.

LUAS Tram: Red Line - Nearest stop Suir Road.  Please see http://www.luas.ie/suir-road.html for further information.

Guided Tours:
Access to Kilmainham Gaol by Guided Tour Only. All groups over 10 people must be booked in advance
Duration: 60 minutes

Leaflet/Guide book: English, Irish, Spanish, Italian, available below in pdf.

Kilmainham Gaol English

Kilmainham Gaol Irish


Kilmainham Gaol Italian

Seasonal Events: Please check in advance using contact details listed above

Photography / Video allowed: Photography, yes. Video, no

Additional Information:
Please note that this is a very busy site all year round and visitors may experience delays at certain times.  During winter months the interior of the Gaol is very cold - please dress appropriately.

Event Calendar

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