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Once a prison used to house common criminals and prominent members of Irish rebellion groups, Kilmainham Gaol was restored and converted into a museum in the 1980’s. Now a popular tourist destination, the site has also been featured in several films, including The Italian Job and The Face of Fu Manchu. Prominent attractions include a museum and an art gallery dedicated to Irish nationalism and those incarcerated at the prison.

Kilmainham Gaol played an important part in Ireland gaining independence from the United Kingdom. All leaders from the 1916 rising who were caught were held here. The rising, despite its significant size hadn’t won popular approval until the leaders were executed by firing squads at the prison. The Irish people reacted to these military executions with horror, and such was the reaction that it indirectly led to Ireland gaining independence.

The Gaol is one of the largest unoccupied prisons in Europe, and today offers visitors the opportunity to freely explore the fully restored prison. Guided tours of the prison are included in the price of entry. However, the tickets are sold on a first come, first served basis and due to the popularity of the attraction will sell out early.

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April through September
Daily From 9:30am until 6pm

October through Marck
Monday – Saturday: 9:30am until 5:30pm
Sunday – 10am until 6pm

Closed on Mondays, Good Friday and December 24-26

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Adult – €6.00
Seniors and Groups – €4.00
Children and Students – €2.00
Family – €14.00

Tickets are issued on a first come first served basis

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Kilmainham, Dublin 8
Telephone: +353 1 453 5984
Fax: +353 1 453 2037
Email: KILMAINHAMGAOL@OPW.IE
Website: www.heritageireland.ie/en/Dublin/KilmainhamGaol/

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