Opening Hours

September - April:

Friday to Monday: 10am until 4pm

Tuesday - Thursday: Closed

Please note: Temporarily closed until

4th December 2020


Did you know?

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


Please note: Temporarily closed until 4th December 2020

Adults: €10.00

Student: €8.50

OAP: €8.50

Child: €6.00

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

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Please note: Cork City Gaol is Temporarily closed until 4th December 2020 Please see opening times for more details.

From Monday 10th August 2020, it is mandatory to wear masks while visiting museums. For more information please see

At Cork City Gaol we have put a number of precautions in place to protect both our staff and our visitors.

Hand Sanitising stations have been placed at the entrance and exit of the Gaol and at various points throughout the tour.

We have made small changes to our tour route to help implement social distancing guidelines.

Extra cleaning and disinfecting procedures have been put in place throughout the Gaol.

All of our staff have gone through Covid -19 training prior to returning to work, including proper hand cleaning techniques, disinfecting areas and social distancing. Staff temperatures are checked daily.

Our staff have also completed the Fáilte Ireland Covid-19 Safety Charter.

We have taken some steps to ensure the safety of our visitors and staff:

Social distancing marks have been placed in our admissions area; please be aware that you may have to queue outside.

We will not be providing Guided Tours as we cannot guarantee that social distancing would be possible at all points on the tour.

If you decide to rent an Audio Guide, they will be given without headphones, you can use your own headphones if you wish.

The Radio Museum is temporarily closed as we cannot ensure social distancing in that area.

We will be keeping track of the number of visitors in the building at any one time, we may have to ask you to wait outside until the number of visitors in the building has reduced.

Help us to keep everyone safe:

Please use the hand sanitising stations at the gatehouse and around the main building.

Please use Card payments where possible.

Please follow the directions of staff and signage throughout the building.

Do not touch the exhibits during your tour (with the exception of our interactive exhibits which will have hand sanitising stations for you to use).

Please adhere to social distancing guidelines during your tour.

Please supervise children at all times throughout the tour.

Contact Tracing

On arrival to the Gaol you will be asked to give your name and phone number to aid with contact tracing, should it be needed by the HSE Contact Tracing teams.

This is not a requirement to enter the Gaol, if you do not want to give your phone number you do not have to. If you do decide to give us your phone number, it will only be used to contact you if the HSE feel there is a need to and we will only keep this information for 1 month, it will then be destroyed.

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GPS: 51.8995105,-8.49904979


Convent Avenue,
Sunday’s Well,
Cork City,

Tel: 021-4305022