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
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.
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.
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.
Seasonal Events: Please check in advance using contact details listed above
Photography / Video allowed: Photography, yes. Video, no
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.