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Open 360 Days a year. Closed for Christmas from 22nd December to 27th December 

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:€25.00

(2 adults and up to 4 children)

Please note there will be a price increase for 2019
One of the best Cork Visitor Attractions
Unlock the past at Cork City Gaol Today

Denny Lane

Denny Lane was born in 1818, into a wealthy Cork Distilling family.

Lane became heavily involved in the Young Ireland movement and was imprisoned in Cork City Gaol for 4 months in 1848. He was arrested at his home where, apparently, he surrendered quietly and accompanied the policeman to the City Gaol where he was imprisoned without trial.

After his release from the Gaol he was involved in various industries around the city. He was a founding member of the Cork Historical and Archaeological Society but is probably best known for his writing. His most notable ballads are ‘Kate of Araglen’ and ‘Lament of the Irish Maiden’ or, as it is more commonly known, ‘Carrigdhoun’.

Denny Lane died at his home on the South Mall in November 1895.


‘Carrigdhoun’ is one of the songs that plays in the Audio-Visual show at the end of your tour of the Gaol.

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