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  
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Places to stay

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The Address Cork
Housed in a grand Victorian redbrick building overlooking Cork city centre, this modern hotel is 15 minutes’ walk from Kent train station and 2.1 km from Cork English Market.

Clayton Hotel – City Centre
Overlooking the River Lee, this modern hotel is 10 minutes’ walk from the English Market and the Crawford Art Gallery, and a 15-minute walk from the Cork Butter Museum.

Clayton Hotel – Silver Springs
Set in sylvan terraced grounds just 3km from the city centre and 11km from Cork Airport.

The Commons Inn
Set in an unassuming low-rise building on the outskirts of Cork, this straightforward hotel is 1.6 km from Blackpool Shopping Centre.

Cork International Airport Hotel
This modern airport hotel is a 3-minute walk from Cork International Airport and 9 km from Cork city centre.

Imperial Hotel
This polished hotel dating back to 1813 was designed and built by Thomas Deane, the same man who built Cork City Gaol! It is a 7-minute walk from the Cork English Market and an 8-minute walk from the Cork Opera House.

Jurys Inn
Overlooking the River Lee, this informal hotel in a redbrick building is a 9-minute walk from Cork Kent Train Station and an 11-minute walk from the food stalls at the English Market.

Kingsley Hotel
Overlooking the River Lee, this luxe hotel is across the road from Cork County Hall and 14 minutes’ walk from University College Cork.

Maldron Hotel
This modern hotel in the city centre is 2 minutes’ walk from Cork Butter Museum and 10 km from the Blarney Stone.

Radisson Blu
Surrounded by 9 acres of gardens, this upscale modern hotel is 0.6 miles from Little Island train station and 11.7 miles from Blarney Castle.

River Lee Hotel
Set on the banks of the River Lee, this contemporary glass-fronted hotel is 8 minutes’ walk from Saint Fin Barre’s Cathedral and 14 minutes’ walk from Cork Opera House.

Travelodge Cork
This traditional budget hotel is 6.8 km from the Cork City Gaol museum and 15.1 km from Blarney Castle.

Carrigaline Court Hotel
Located just 15 minutes drive south of Cork City, the 4* Carrigaline Court Hotel & Leisure Centre is ideal for groups or individuals visiting the Cork area. Located on the main street of Carrigaline town.

Hotel Isaacs
A boutique hotel located in the heart of Cork City’s Victorian quarter; less than 10 minutes’ walk from Kent Train Station, the Central Bus Station, and Patrick’s Street.


Location Map →

GPS: 51.8995105,-8.49904979


Convent Avenue,
Sunday’s Well,
Cork City,

Tel: 021-4305022