Opening Hours

Open 360 Days a year.

Oct - Mar
10.00am - 4pm
Apr - Sep
9.30am - 5pm  

Did you know?

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


Family ticket:
(2 adults and up to 4 children)
Come Visit Us
One of the best Cork Visitor Attractions
Unlock the past at Cork City Gaol Today

Want to learn some local history?

Looking for a unique way to spend an evening?

Come along to Cork City Gaol’s Evening Tour; mingle with the ghosts and inmates past, listen for the shuffle of the inmates’ feet or the jingle of the warders’ keys.

Visitors get a fascinating insight into day-to-day prison life during a time when the high walls ensured no escape and denied law-abiding citizens the opportunity to see one of the finest examples of Ireland’s architectural heritage.



How do I book my Evening Tour?

You can book your tour by calling us on 021 4305022 (our opening hours are at the top right of this page). Evening Tours must be booked at least 1 week in advance.

When can I book my tour for?

You can book your tour for any week day (Monday to Friday) at 17.45; the tour takes approximately 1 hour.

Is there a minimum number of people required?

Yes, the minimum requirement for the tour is 8 people.

How much does it cost?

The cost is €10 per person and this can be paid on arrival.






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Convent Avenue, Sunday’s Well, Cork City, Ireland. Tel: 021-4305022 Fax: 021-4307230 E: GPS: 51.8995105,-8.49904979
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