Kilmainham Gaol

Contact Details


Inchicore Road,
Dublin 8,
D08 T2X5

Telephone No: +353 (1) 453 5984

Fax No: +353 (1) 453 2037



Opening Hours


Please note Free Wednesday does not apply to Kilmainham Gaol.

Open all Year except 24th, 25th and 26th of December


April 9am - 6pm (first tour 9am: last tour 4:45pm)


May 9am - 6.00pm (first tour 9am: last tour 4:45pm)


June, July & August 9am - 7pm (first tour 9am: last tour 5:45pm)


Sept 9am - 6pm (first tour 9am: last tour 4:45pm)

Oct - March - 9.30am - 5.30pm - Last admission 4.15pm

Average Length of Visit: 60 mins

Unaccompanied Minors (under18s) will not be admitted.

Admission Fees

Online prices - Adult €8, Senior €6, Child/Student €4 and Family €20.

Walk-up prices* - Adult €9, Senior €7, Child/Student €5 and Family €23

*Please note that these tickets are very limited and it is advisable to book your tickets in advance
*Free admission for children under the age of 12. Please note: Children under 12 require a valid ticket to gain entrance and complimentary tickets must be booked on-line.
Credit/Debit cards are accepted.


Toilets, Disabled Toilets, Baby changing, Exhibition Area & Tearoom



Visitors without pre-booked on-line tickets are advised to arrive early as places are limited and can sell out in advance.

Kilmainham Gaol is 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.


3.5km from centre of Dublin.

Public Transport:

Dublin 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 for further information.

LUAS Tram:

Red Line - Nearest stop Suir Road.

Please see for further information.

Car Parking: Kilmainham Gaol has no car parking facilities.  Parking is available at the nearby Irish Museum of Modern Art/Royal Hospital Kilmainham - acess via East Gate, Military Road.  The car park is a 5 Minute walk to the Gaol via West Avenue and Richmond Gate.

Guided Tours:

Access to Kilmainham Gaol by Guided Tour Only
All groups over 10 people must be booked in advance (maximum 35 people in a Group)
Duration: 60 minutes

Leaflet/Guide book:

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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.