Kilmainham Gaol is a former prison that is now a museum, it is situated in Dublin, Ireland. The prison was opened in 1796 and was decommissioned in 1924. The sizable prison used to hold prisoners of all genders and ages. It has a strong connection to the battle for power in Ireland with many Irish Nationalists being imprisoned and executed at the prison by the British during the Easter Uprising in 1916. Since 1971 it has been a museum, that educates people on prison life at Kilmainham as well as the history of some of its prisoners.
The former prison is situated in the Kilmainham area of Dublin. If travelling by car, there is a car park next to the former prison. By bus, take the 69 or 79 from the city centre that both stop at the museum.
Opening Times and Admission
The museum is open daily, 9.30am-6pm. You can only tour the museum on a guided tour and it is advised that you arrive 15 minutes before your tour is scheduled to start. Tickets for the tours cost 8 euros for adults and 4 euros for concessions.