Opening Hours

Open 360 Days a year.

Oct - Mar

10.00am - 4pm

Apr - Sep

9.30am - 5pm

Please note the Gaol will be closed from Wednesday 21st December - Monday 26th December inclusive

Did you know?

Countess Markievicz spent 4 months here in Cork City Gaol.
Photography by Barry McCarthy


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(2 adults and up to 4 children)
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From West

  • Turn left between Sacred Heart Church & AIB
  • At T Junction (Flower Shop facing you) turn right along Sunday’s Well Road
  • Buses/Pedestrians Only: Turn left up Shanakiel, take first turn right up Strawberry Hill and turn right into Gaol on Convent Avenue
  • All other Traffic: Continue along Sunday’s Well Road and just beyond the Post Office, turn left at “Annies” Gastro Pub into Convent Avenue.
From East

  • From North side of Patrick’s Bridge (i.e. along Camden Quay with River Lee on your left) drive straight along Quayside
  • Do not turn left or right – Camden Quay – Popes Quay – North Mall
  • At Distillery Building on North Mall, the road leaves the riverside and goes up Sunday’s Well Road
  • Continue on Sunday’s Well Road – you will pass St. Vincent’s Church on left
  • After “Annies” Gastro Pub on the corner, go right
  • Turn left here into Convent Avenue – and you can park right in front of the Gaol.

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Convent Avenue,
Sunday’s Well,
Cork City,

Tel: 021-4305022
Fax: 021-4307230
GPS: 51.8995105,-8.49904979

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