Kilmainham Gaol

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Timings : April - September: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM,
October - March:
Monday - Saturday: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM,
Sunday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Entry Fee : Adult - EUR 7, Child - EUR 3

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Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin Overview

Kilmainham Gaol is a prison museum in Dublin. It was built in 1796, and finally put out of commission in 1924, and was opened as a museum after decades of deliberation and years of work in 1971. It houses a huge part of the Irish nationalist history.

This was the place where several Irish rebels and leaders were imprisoned and hung during the national movement of 1916, the Easter Rising. After it was shut down in 1924, there were various agitations to preserve the prison as a monument of national history. Since opening in 1971, it has proven to be a very important museum of Irish history. It takes the visitor back to the times of the Easter Rising and the struggles for independence throughout history. Over the independence struggles of the last 2 centuries, nearly all the leading Irish revolutionaries have been inside the walls of this prison. There are exhibitions of paintings and sculptures of prisoners in the museum now, and guided tours will take you through the minute details of the prison.

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