Cork City Gaol

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Cork City Gaol is a former prison and now a museum in Cork, Ireland. The prison was opened in 1824 and housed both male and female prisoners for many years who had committed a crime in the Cork county boundaries. Many of the prisoners of the Irish War of Independence and Civil War were housed in Cork City Gaol. The prison closed in 1923 and has been used for many purposes since. It is currently a prison museum.

Getting there

The museum is situated just outside of the city centre of Cork. If travelling by car, there is onsite parking available to visitors.

Opening Times and Admission

The museum is open seven days a week, 10am-4pm October to March and 9.30am-5.30pm April to September. Admission to the museum is set at 8 euros for adults and 5 euros for children.

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  • Convent Ave, Sunday's Well, Cork, Republic of Ireland
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  • +353 21 430 5022

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