Kilmainham Gaol

Built in 1796, Kilmainham Jail was witness to Ireland's turbulent passage from the late eighteenth to early twentieth century.

Prisoners from the United Irish Rebellion of 1796, the Emmet Rebellion of 1803, the Great Famine of 1845 to 1851, the Young Ireland Rebellion of 1848, the Fenian Rebellion of 1867, the Land War of the 1880s, the Easter Rising of 1916, the War of Independence and the Irish Civil War were held and often executed here.

It 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.

You can contact Kilmainham Gaol on 01-4535984, or @ kilmainhangaol@opw.ie

Kilmainham Gaol
Current Price: €2.00
Opening Times:
Apr-Sep: 09:30-18:00
Oct-Mar: 09:30-17:30
Closed: 24/12, 25/12, 26/12

*All prices may be subject to change.

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