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

Pricing

Adults:
€8.00
Concessions:
Student:
€7.00
OAP:
€7.00
Child:
€5.00
Family ticket:
(2 adults and up to 4 children)
€25.00
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Unlock the past at Cork City Gaol Today

Famous People

Inmates

  • 1820s/30s Many prisoners (men/women) were held in Cork City Gaol before being transported on convict ships to Australia.
  • 1840s Young Irelanders – Denny Lane, Terence Bellew McManus, Ralph & Isaac Varian.
  • 1860s Fenians – Brian Dillon, John Sarsfield Casey (“The Galtee Boy”), James Mountaine.
  • 1880s Land League – Hannah Reynolds.
  • 1900s Countess Markievicz.
  • 1920s Civil War- Frank O’Connor, Mary Bowles, Sean McCarthy, Todd Andrews, Jim Hurley.

Sir Thomas Deane
Architect/Builder – Cork City Gaol

The Deane Family are well remembered in Cork for their eminence as architects and their contribution to the cultural life of the city. Three of them were knighted for their architectural achievements, and many are well known as artists in their own right.

Sir Thomas Deane’s ancestors were from Aryshire – his Great Grandfather came to Cork via Kinsale where he held the post of Outdoor Customsman. This man’s son, David married into the already well established Cork building firm of Kearns and thereafter many of the Deanes descendants joined the architectural profession.

Unusually for those times, Thomas Deane’s mother, Elizabeth (nee Sharpe) was very active in the business. She had to take over command of the firm, on the sudden death of her husband, in 1806.

At that time she had 5 sons and 3 daughters all under the age of 14 her eldest son, Thomas, inheriting the business and much property.

 

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