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

Secondary School Project

Secondary School Tours to Cork City Gaol 

Unlock History at One of Cork Citys Top Attractions

Students get a fascinating insight into day to day prison life at a time when the high walls ensured no escape and denied law abiding citizens the opportunity to see one of the finest examples of Ireland’s architectural heritage. Stepping inside students are taken back in time to the 19th century. Wandering through the wings of the Gaol, the atmosphere suggests you are accompanied by the shuffling feet of inmates, each representing their particular period in Irish history from pre –famine times to the foundation of the state. The cells are furnished with amazingly life like wax figures and original graffiti on cell walls. A tour of Cork City Gaol will help explore a part of Corks history and provide a memorable and engaging experience for your students.

Your visit to Cork City Gaol will be managed by our tour guides and include the following;

– Project Sheets for classroom activities post-visit. (printable from our website below)

– Audio Visual Presentation

– Reserved coach parking

– Picnic Area

– Radio Museum

– 1916 Exhibition

Please click on the below link to view printable worksheet.

Cork City Gaol Secondary worksheet

Admission Rate is only €5.00 per student under 18 & Teachers/Leaders are Free of Charge.

Book your group visit today on 021-4305022 or

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