Kilmainham Gaol Museum, Dublin

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Kilmainham Gaol Museum turns the clock back a few decades, offering you a look inside one of history's most notorious prisons. The imposing gray building played a key role in Irish history for over a century, finally closing its doors in 1924. Before then it provided a grim setting for the imprisonment of notable participants in the many uprisings for Irish independence, culminating in the execution of 14 men who led a rebellion that took place during Easter week in 1916. You can take a guided walk through the history of this eerie site, now one of Europe's largest unoccupied structures of its kind. Before you leave, look in on the yard where the infamous 1916 executions took place. To plan Dublin vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.
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  • A wonderful experience full of interesting history! The tour guide was knowledgeable and provided so much information. Definitely would visit again.  more »
  • Really enjoyed my visit here. Place is steeped in history. Will definitely return and bring friends.  more »
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  • Great place to visit for a bit of history. Tour guide was great, gave us great insight to what went down at the prison and also what the prison has been used for. Tour was a good length of time not too long or short and a nice number of people so it wasn't too hectic. Would highly recommend.
  • Excellent tour guide and a really nice museum. One of the few things that worth their price in Dublin. You should definitely pay a visit if you are a history enthusiast. The tickets for the tour are sold online, so you should check that before you get there.
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