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  1. Ireland
  2. Leinster, Ireland
  3. Dublin
  4. Kilmainham Gaol

Dublin: Easy Access Kilmainham Gaol - War & Revolution Tour

Product ID: 205567
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Discover the fascinating history of Kilmainham Gaol and the role it played in rallying the Irish people to pursue independence on this guided day-tour. Your tour also includes a visit to the Irish National War Memorial Gardens.
About this activity
Duration 3 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • See the execution site of the Leaders of the 1916 Uprising
  • Visit The Irish National War Memorial Gardens
  • Experience what life was like during the many Irish uprisings
  • Hear about the historical events that changed the course of Irish history
  • Uncover the dark history of the Kilmainham Gaol with your expert local English speaking OPW Kilmainham Jail guide
Full description
Your tour begins with a guided walk through the famous Kilmainham Gaol, here you will discover its fascinating history and the role it played in rallying the Irish people to pursue independence from the England and Westminster. Once inside the jail, you’ll hear of its dark history while walking in the footsteps of many of its inmates including men, women and, children. Explore Irish and English politics while your professional and engaging guide tells you about some of the gaol's more notorious inmates including the leaders of the 1916 Rising, not only men but women too including Countess Markievicz an Irish politician, revolutionary, nationalist, suffragette and socialist who was imprisoned in Kilmainham Gaol awaiting execution as a result of her participation in the 1916 Rising. You’ll see and visit some of the cells of its most famous inmates as well as some of its youngest.

With small groups of only 20 people or fewer, our Kilmainham Gaol, War & Revolution Tour will be personal and unhurried, with a passionate and friendly guide. Walk over history while discovering the main places and players that shaped the Ireland of today. Finally, you will also enjoy the Gaol’s film history where the following movies were filmed: The Italian Job, The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones, The Babe, Michael Collins and In the Name of the Father.

  • 8 euro per person ticket for a timed entry guided tour of Kilmainham Jail
  • Fully guided by local professional guide
  • Entrance to the Irish National War Memorial Gardens
What’s Not Included
  • Transportation
  • Food and drink
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Hilton Dublin Kilmainham, Inchicore Road, Dublin 8. In front of Hotel, on Inchicore Road, facing Kilmainham Jail.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
Not allowed
  • Baby strollers
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Minimum numbers apply there is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation
• Please wear comfortable shoes as this tour involves some walking, including over uneven surfaces, cobblestones, hills, inclines, declines and stairs
• All participants should be in good health - consult first with your doctor if you have any medical condition or are not used to regular exercise
• Wheelchairs, motorized scooters or any other device to assist mobility are not recommended, as we cannot guarantee: that all footpaths/sidewalks/curbs will have suitable ADA/EU compliant ramps.
• This tour cannot accommodate strollers or baby carriages
• Anybody under the age of 18-years must be accompanied by somebody aged 18 years or older
• Backpacks and other bags may not be permitted requiring paid storage. Please be sure to have small notes or change in Euros should a fee apply
• The Kilmainham Gaol tour is given by an expert Kilmainham Gaol guide, the rest of the tour is given by the local operator
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Overall rating
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LetzGo City Tours Europe

Product ID: 205567