East Wing

Kilmainham Gaol

Contact Details


Inchicore Road,
Dublin 8,
D08 T2X5

Telephone No: +353 (1) 453 5984

Fax No: +353 (1) 453 2037

Email: kilmainhamgaol@opw.ie 




Opening Hours


October- March  09.30- 17.30 ( Last admission at 16.15)

April & May  09.00- 17.30 ( Last admission at 16.45)

June, July & August 09.00- 19.00 ( Last admission at 17.45)

September  09.00- 18.00 ( Last admission at 16.45).

Please note Free Wednesday does not apply to Kilmainham Gaol.

Open all Year except 24th, 25th and 26th of December

Online booking required. Further information on opening times is available on www.Kilmainhamgaolmuseum.ie.

 Average Length of Visit: 60 mins

Unaccompanied Minors (under18s) will not be admitted.

Admission Fees

Online / Walk in prices - Adult €8, Senior €6, Child/Student €4 and Family €20.

*Please note that these tickets are very limited and it is advisable to book your tickets in advance
*Free admission for children under the age of 12. Please note: Children under 12 require a valid ticket to gain entrance and complimentary tickets must be booked on-line.
Credit/Debit cards are accepted.


Toilets, Disabled Toilets, Baby changing, Exhibition Area & Tearoom




Following Government guidelines this site is closed until further notice.

Entrance to Kilmainham Gaol is by guided tour only and is managed through timed tickets. Advance booking is essential and pre-booking on-line is the only way to guarantee entry. Please arrive 15 minutes before your allocated tour time.

Heritage Card holders must also book in advance and show a valid Heritage Card on arrival.

Kilmainham Gaol is 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.


3.5km from centre of Dublin.

Public Transport:

Dublin Bus Route(s):

No. 69 & 79 from Aston Quay Dublin 2
No 13 & 40 from O'Connell St. Dublin 1 or College Green Dublin 2

Please see www.dublinbus.ie for further information.

LUAS Tram:

Red Line - Nearest stop Suir Road.

Please see www.luas.ie for further information.

Car Parking: Kilmainham Gaol has no car parking facilities.  Parking is available at the nearby Irish Museum of Modern Art/Royal Hospital Kilmainham - acess via East Gate, Military Road.  The car park is a 5 Minute walk to the Gaol via West Avenue and Richmond Gate.

Guided Tours:

Access to Kilmainham Gaol by Guided Tour Only
All groups over 10 people must be booked in advance (maximum 35 people in a Group)
E-mail: kilmainhamgaol@opw.ie
Duration: 60 minutes

Leaflet/Guide book:

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Seasonal Events:

Please check in advance using contact details listed above

Photography / Video allowed:

Photography - Yes. Video - No

Additional Information:

Please note that this is a very busy site all year round and visitors may experience delays at certain times.  During winter months the interior of the Gaol is very cold - please dress appropriately.