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. Kilmainham Gaol has received the TripAdvisor "Travellers' Choice Award 2014", making it a one of Dublin's most popular attractions.

Kilmainham Gaol
Inchicore Road, Kilmainham, Dublin 8

+ 353 (01) 453 5984
53.341870, -6.309810

Public Transport

Dublin Bus Routes: No. 69 & 79 from Aston Quay Dublin 2; No 13 & 40 College Green Dublin 2.
Please see for further information or ask one of our friendly staff for advice on travelling to Kilmainham Gaol.

Further Information on Kilmainham Gaol

Click here to view the Kilmainham Gaol Guidebook
Credit/Debit cards are both accepted

Admission Fees

(Reduced fees below applicable during re-development works)

  • Adult - €7.00
  • Senior/Group - €5.00 (maximum 35 people in a group)
  • Child/Student - €3.00
  • Family - €17.00

Opening Hours

  • Open all Year
  • 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: 45 - 50 mins
  • Closed on: the 24th, 25th & 26th December

Kilmainham Gaol: Where to Stay?

The Camden Court Hotel is located just a 25 minute walk from Kilmainham Gaol.
The 4 star hotel offers many benefits to its guests, including:

  • Complimentary parking*
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary access to a full leisure centre, including a swimming pool
  • Smart televisions as standard in all rooms
  • GPS_Locator

Enjoy a relaxing and hassle-free visit to the Camden Court Hotel. Located in the heart of South Dublin City, this hotel boasts an excellent convenient location, along with incredible service from our friendly staff.

*car parking is subject to availability