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Kilmainham Gaol

It’s oddly appropriate that one of Dublin’s most unforgettable holiday attractions is a prison, as the ironic country of Ireland is steeped in bloody history distinctive in particular to its indelible past. Kilmainham Gaol is a former prison turned museum where some of the most famous leaders of the Irish rebellion were once locked up and executed. This one-of-a-kind destination was built in the 18th century and quickly became a notorious prison where men, women, and children were kept together in small cells. The cells are now empty save the fascinating atmosphere of Irish struggle still lurking in this somewhat harrowing but altogether unique attraction.

  • Join a tour of Kilmainham Gaol during a Dublin holiday and get a close up look at its tiny cells, including the small Hanging Cell where members of the Irish rebellion were executed.
  • Explore the Exhibition Area of Kilmainham Gaol to see historic photographs of some of the prison’s most infamous residents, as well as the history of the prison’s restoration.
  • Stop at the tea room after touring the site and enjoy refreshments while recounting the eerie atmosphere of the prison, where spirits still seem to reside.

Kilmainham Gaol is located just a few kilometres from Dublin’s city centre, providing visitors staying in this city centre in particular several options for accessing the incredible destination. Dublin is famously enjoyable to explore on foot, the narrow streets around the old prison in particular hosting a number of indelible shops, restaurants, and historic architecture best savoured during a stroll. Several bus routes are available to take visitors directly to Kilmainham Gaol from O’ Connell Street and Aston Quay. Because the prison is quite popular in the area, it’s best to arrive early to ensure smaller crowds.

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1 Hilton Dublin Kilmainham

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