Kilmainham Gaol Museum, Dublin

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Kilmainham Gaol Museum turns the clock back a few decades, offering you a look inside one of history's most notorious prisons. The imposing gray building played a key role in Irish history for over a century, finally closing its doors in 1924. Before then it provided a grim setting for the imprisonment of notable participants in the many uprisings for Irish independence, culminating in the execution of 14 men who led a rebellion that took place during Easter week in 1916. You can take a guided walk through the history of this eerie site, now one of Europe's largest unoccupied structures of its kind. Before you leave, look in on the yard where the infamous 1916 executions took place. To plan Dublin vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.
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  • Really exciting and good tale of both the prison and the Irish self-evident, and how the 2 things are linked.
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  • Visited the Kilmainham Gaol - it was very interesting and informative- loved being able to go into the actual cells Went to the Goal in Belfast also-  more »
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  • This was a great tour and not very expensive or time consuming. Very interesting facts and decent tour guides, I had a guy named Anthony, and he was very patient and engaging in the tour. Definitely would go again.
  • A really interesting experience! Denise was our tour guide and she was full of interesting facts about the jail and its history. Definitely worth visiting when you're in Dublin! Be sure to pre-book to guarantee a spot though.
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