Opening Hours

Due to Government Restrictions Cork City Gaol will be closed until restrictions are eased.

September - April:

Friday to Monday: 10am until 4pm

Tuesday - Thursday: Closed


Did you know?

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


Due to Government Restrictions Cork City Gaol will be closed until restrictions are eased.

Adults: €10.00

Student: €8.50

OAP: €8.50

Child: €6.00

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

One of the best Cork Visitor Attractions
Unlock the past at Cork City Gaol Today

Private Evening Tour



Want to learn some local history?

Looking for a unique way to spend an evening?

Come along to Cork City Gaol’s Evening Tour; mingle with the ghosts of inmates past, listen for the shuffle of the inmates’ feet or the jingle of the warders’ keys.

Visitors get a fascinating insight into day-to-day prison life during 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.


How do I book my Evening Tour?

You can book your tour by calling us on 021 4305022 (our opening hours are at the top right of this page). Evening Tours must be booked at least 1 week in advance.

When can I book my tour for?

You can book your tour for any week day (Monday to Friday) at 17.45; the tour takes approximately 1 hour.

Is there a minimum number of people required?

Yes, the minimum requirement for the tour is 8 people. The evening tour is a PRIVATE Guided Tour of the Gaol, so just your group will have access at that time.

We don’t have enough people to book our own tour, can we join another group?

Unfortunately this is not possible, all our evening tours are Private.

How much does it cost?

The cost is €12 per person and this must be paid in advance of your tour.




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GPS: 51.8995105,-8.49904979


Convent Avenue,
Sunday’s Well,
Cork City,

Tel: 021-4305022