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Cork City Gaol

Unlock history and bring your pupils on a journey through time to discover the fascinating history of Cork City Gaol, its inmates and staff. Pupils will learn the stories of real adults and children who were imprisoned here. The stories are brought to life using realistic models, sound effects and interactive content.

Cork City Gaol Visit provide valuable sources for projects with an emphasis on history & culture, 19th Century crime, punishment & social history and architecture. Currently, we have Teacher Project Sheets for both primary and second-level students. To request Teacher Project Sheets, or to obtain other specific project information email us at [email protected] or fill out the enquiry form below.

The Guided Tour takes approximately 45 minutes to complete and after your tour, you can explore the Governor’s Garden and Gaol Walkway at your own pace.

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School Tour – Triple Package

Cork City Gaol has once again teamed up with The Planet and Old Cork Waterworks Experience to create the ideal school tour package. Educational, engaging and fun, the package consists of bowling or play in the Planet, a tour in the Old Cork Waterworks and a guided tour here in Cork City Gaol.

The Planet: Where fun lives. Soft Play is the indoor dream for kids up to 10 years of age, with slides, rope bridges, pulleys and a huge ball pool. Ten Pin Bowling is suitable for kids aged 6 and over and each lane has automatic side-bumper rails and light bowling balls.

Old Cork Waterworks Experience: Learn the history of the Old Cork Waterworks and the important role that water played in the development of Cork City, participate in a group experiment and explore the renovated Victorian buildings.

Cork City Gaol: Take a journey through time to discover the fascinating history of Cork City Gaol, its inmates and staff. Your pupils will learn the stories of real adults and children who were imprisoned here. The stories are brought to life using realistic models, sound effects and interactive content.

Book on or before 5th May 2022 to avail of the special offer of €18.50 per child (usual price €21.95). A lunch option is also available.

Contact Denis in The Planet to book: 021 428 8056, [email protected]

Primary School Tour Project

Cork City Gaol is a very popular choice for Primary School tours. We have created a pre-visit information pack for you to help prepare your pupils for their Gaol tour. Included is some background information that will help your pupils understand the stories.

Our after-tour quiz is an ideal way to go through the information with your students after your tour.

Documents will be emailed to you once booking is confirmed.

Secondary School Tour Project

Cork City Gaol is an excellent choice for Secondary School tours throughout the year. We have created a document pack to help you put together a lesson plan for your students before or after you visit the Gaol. We also provide you with suggested topics to discuss with your students before your visit to the Gaol.

The after-tour quiz pack is also an ideal way to revise the information learned on the tour with your students.

Documents will be emailed to you once booking is confirmed.

Mardyke Tour Package

Visit two top locations on your school tour with both a guided tour of Cork City Gaol and a visit to the neighbouring Mardyke Arena UCC to enjoy a number of different activities in their state-of-the-art facilities.

Mardyke Arena: This state-of-the-art facility offers activities suitable for all abilities and tailor programmes to cater for the needs of the school with an emphasis on fun and involvement for all. They will customise a package based on your activity choices and liaise with teachers in advance of your tour to ensure all requirements are catered for

Cork City Gaol: Take a journey through time to discover the fascinating history of Cork City Gaol, its inmates and staff. Your pupils will learn the stories of real adults and children who were imprisoned here. The stories are brought to life using realistic models, sound effects and interactive content.

For more information contact Kelly and her team in the Mardyke Arena on 021 4904762 or [email protected]

Awesome Walls Tour Package

From high prison walls to the tall climbing walls – Cork City Gaol and Awesome Walls are combining again to give you a unique school tour experience.

This package includes a guided tour of Cork City Gaol, followed by a climbing session with experienced instructors.

Awesome Walls: Awesome Walls Cork is Ireland’s newest and most cutting edge indoor climbing facility. Enjoy a 1-hour climbing session on the tall walls, supervised by experienced instructors.

Cork City Gaol: Take a journey through time to discover the fascinating history of Cork City Gaol, its inmates and staff. Your pupils will learn the stories of real adults and children who were imprisoned here. The stories are brought to life using realistic models, sound effects and interactive content.

Contact Awesome Walls, Cork to find out more information on 021 4867060 or [email protected]

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