Opening Hours

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

Ireland’s Ancient East

When you explore Ireland’s Ancient East, you wander through 5,000 years of history.

In these lush, green lands, tales of feuding dynasties hide behind crumbling Gothic architecture; ghostly tombs predate the pyramids; and knights, kings, monks and Vikings loom large in incredible stories.

Get under the surface of Ireland’s Ancient East by visiting Cork City Gaol. Our tour brings history to life by telling the stories of the ordinary people of Cork; the ones who don’t appear in books, who don’t have streets named after them and who don’t have statues erected to their memory.  Find out what happened behind the prison walls with our self guided tours, which are available in 13 different languages.

To get the most out of your trip along Ireland’s Ancient East please click here.

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