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Dublin Gravedigger Ghost Tour
"Depart from College Green in Dublin for a ghost walking tour. Although you will be strolling through the spooky sites of the city bus transport will take you from place to place. Hear about the extraordinary events that took place and the ghoulish legends from Dublin's past along the way!Pass by Dublin Castle and Christ Church and hear the stories of the city's central area Cork Hill as you make your way to St Audoen’s Church your first major stop. Get off the bus and explore this historic building while listening to the shocking tales of 'The Black Dog' jail and the mysterious phantom pig. Then head further to Kilmainham Jail (Kilmainham Gaol) where you'll hear accounts of the various ghosts that are said to haunt the place. Visit Bully’s Acre
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Kilmainham Jail Tips (78)

Kilmainham Goal


This prison, last used as such in 1924 is now a museum about Ireland's quest for independence.
The exhibition give insight in the stories of the sufferingd of famous patriots awaiting their transportation or execution.
Kilmainham Goal is also the place where the leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising were executed.

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Nantosvelta
Aug 25, 2002

Kilmainham Gaol.IF for no...

Kilmainham Gaol.IF for no other reason, Kilmainham Gaol would is remarkable for being the biggest unoccupied gaol in europe.
Touching in so many ways on the people and forces that shaped modern Ireland, Kilmainham Gaol offers a panoramic insight into some of the most profound, disturbing and inspirational themes of modern Irish history.

A visit to the Gaol includes a guided tour, an audio–visual presentation and an exhibition.


Leaders of the rebellions of 1798, 1803, 1848, 1867 and 1916 were detained here. The names of Robert Emmet, Thomas Francis Meagher, Charles Stewart Parnell, the leaders of the 1916 Rising, DeValera and a host of other famous names are associated with the Gaol.

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ciaramalone
Aug 24, 2002

And if you want to know more...

And if you want to know more of the history of the Republic, the tour of Kilmainham Gaol, the former State Jail, is very instructive and interesting.
Sequences of the film In the name of the Father were shot here.

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luciano
Aug 24, 2002

Kilmainham Gaol

This is an interesting tour of an 18th century prison. The tour lasts around an hour and you visit places like the cells and the yard where prisoners were executed. A fascinating and poignant place.

You might recognise the photo - the prison was the set for several films, including 'In The Name of The Father'.

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Aug 24, 2002
 
 
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Tribute to revolutionary men

This plaque and an Irish flag commemorate the deaths of the revolutionary leaders of the Easter Rising in the yard in which they were killed.

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acemj
Apr 04, 2011

While we were in Dublin we...

While we were in Dublin we went to Kilmainham Prison. They have held a number of famous prisoners there, and you can go into cells and read the names on the walls. It's a fascinating place to see.

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Things to Do Near Kilmainham Jail

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Irish Museum Of Modern Art

The museum was rather interesting, and is housed in the former Royal Hospital Kilmainham. It was the sister institution of the Royal Hospital Chelsea. There are various exhibition spaces as well as...
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Phoenix Park

The main entrance to Phoenix Park is called the Parkgate Street Entrance and it is open 24 hours a day. There are 4 posts with streetlamps on the top and at one time you could enter anywhere between...
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Zoo

Dublin Zoo is located in Phoenix Park and is open daily from 9.30 am. It is one of the oldest zoos in the world with over 400 different animals kept in the 28 acre park. Look at the website below for...
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Guinness Storehouse

Although we have already visited various distilleries and breweries in the past, we looked forward to visiting the "Guinness Storehouse." A tour of this popular attraction was an included excursion in...
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Guinness Brewery

I have been on many brewery tours before so i was not really interested in visiting this particular one, anyway i am not so keen on Guinness, but if you are interested in a tour please refer to the...
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National Museum of Decorative Arts & History, Collins Barracks

I came across this exhibition of Dickie Bird in the National museum and found the story very interesting as i had never heard of the famous horse before. The exhibition room is just after the main...
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Getting to Kilmainham Jail

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Inchicore Road, Dublin 8

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  • Sunday 09:30 to 18:00
  • Monday 09:30 to 18:00
  • Tuesday 09:30 to 18:00
  • Wednesday 09:30 to 18:00
  • Thursday 09:30 to 18:00
  • Friday 09:30 to 18:00
  • Saturday 09:30 to 18:00

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