Opening Hours

Open 360 Days a year.

Closed Friday 22nd  - Tuesday 26th December 2017 (inclusive)
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
Come Visit Us
One of the best Cork Visitor Attractions
Unlock the past at Cork City Gaol Today

Intro

“one of the city’s treasures”

 “Extremely educational, eye opening and informative”

 “A fascinating place to wander around”

Cork is a city with a very rich historical and archaeological heritage much of it still in evidence today. Part of this heritage, Cork City Gaol, is a magnificent castle-like building which once housed 19th century prisoners. Take a trip back in time and wander through the wings of the Gaol, accompanied by the shuffling feet of inmates and the jingle of the warders’ keys.

The cells are furnished with amazingly life-like wax figures and Graffiti on the cell walls reveals the innermost feelings of some inmates. The audio-visual show will help you learn about the social history and contrasting lifestyles of 19th century Cork.

The Radio Museum, an ode to the Broadcasting Station which was once located in the Gaol, houses a small collection of radios, exhibits on communication, Marconi and a reconstruction of the original Cork 6CK Studio.

This exhibition fascinates visitors of all ages and nationalities and the tour is available in up to 13 languages.

 

“An experience that interested the adult and the child, definitely recommended.”

“I will highly recommend it to anyone visiting the city”

“it was our favorite stop”

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Contact

Convent Avenue, Sunday’s Well, Cork City, Ireland. Tel: 021-4305022 E:info@corkcitygaol.com Christmas Closure Dates: Friday 22nd Dec - Tuesday 26th Dec Inclusive. GPS: 51.8995105,-8.49904979  
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