Opening Hours

March- September

Open 7 days 10am until 5pm


Under 18s must be accompanied by an Adult

Did you know?

Countess Markievicz spent 4 months here in Cork City Gaol.
Photography by Barry McCarthy


Adults: €10.00

Student: €8.50

OAP: €8.50

Child: €6.00

Family ticket: €30.00 (2 adults and up to 4 children)


Under 18s must be accompanied by an Adult  
One of the best Cork Visitor Attractions
Unlock the past at Cork City Gaol Today

Cork Broadcast Station

4 years after it closed its doors to prisoners, Cork City Gaol, became the home of Cork 6CK, a radio station which was officially launched in April 1927.

The first sound broadcast in 1927 was a milk cart overturning on the “cobbles” outside at 5 O’Clock in the morning.

During the first 3 years, the Cork broadcasting station was to become responsible for a weekly Sunday night concert, which was also broadcast nationally by the Dublin station 2RN. A station orchestra was formed and many local talented artists took part.

From 30th September 1930, owing to lack of financial support, the station was no longer a regular programme making unit. 6CK, operating with a reduced staff, continued to provide programme contributions and individual series to the national service. During this time, occasional symphony concerts were broadcast as were programmes for Feis Maitiu and, later, from Cork Choral Festival.

A New Studio in Union Quay was officially opened in June 1958, thereby bringing the final curtain down on the old studio in the Women’s Gaol in Sunday’s Well.


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GPS: 51.8995105,-8.49904979


Convent Avenue,
Sunday’s Well,
Cork City,

Tel: 021-4305022