Plan a Visit
Kilmainham Gaol Museum is open all year round, except the 24th, 25th, and 26th of December.
January – December *
9:30am – 5:30pm
(Last tour 4:15pm)
* 1st June – 30th September
9:00am – 6:45pm (last admission 5:30pm)
Location & Entrance
The new Kilmainham Gaol Museum Visitor Centre is located 3.5km from Dublin City Centre.
Entrance is now through the former Kilmainham Courthouse.
Dublin Bus routes: no. 69, 79 from Aston Quay, Dublin 2; no. 13 & 40 from O’Connell St, Dublin 1, or College Green Dublin 2. Check the Dublin Bus website for further information.
Luas Tram: red line – nearest stop is Suir Road. Check the Luas website for further information.
Car Parking: Kilmainham Gaol has no car parking facilities. Parking is available at the nearby Irish Museum of Modern Art/Royal Hospital Kilmainham – access via East Gate, Military Road. The car park is a 5 minute walk to the Gaol via West Avenue and Richmond Gate.
Coach Parking: There is limited coach parking available on Inchicore Road.
A café is situated on the first floor in the Courthouse.
There will be an Irish tour available on Saturday and Sunday, 11 & 12 March at 3pm.
To book places, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
New, ISL tours available to members of the deaf community.
Running from 16th April; click the image to view the poster. Contact us for more details.
Kilmainham Gaol is a very busy site and the prebooking of tickets is essential to gain access at your chosen day and time.
The Gaol is accessed by guided tour only with a maximum of 35 people per tour.
Visitors should be at the Gaol 15 minutes before their tour is due to start.
All groups with over 10 people must be booked in advance by contacting us at email@example.com
The average length of a visit to the Museum and guided tour of Gaol is 90 minutes.
Guided tours of the building take approximately one hour.
During the winter months the Gaol building is very cold so please dress appropriately.
Photography / Video
For permission to carry out commercial and professional filming or photography, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Ticket prices for the Gaol (includes guided tour) are as follows:
Walk-up: €9 (adult), €7 (senior), €5 (child/ student), €23 (family). Credit/debit cards are accepted at reception.
Online (click here for online booking):€8 (adult), €6 (senior), €4 (child/ student), €20 (family).
The price for group bookings is €6 per person. Access to the Gaol is by guided tour only.
Unaccompanied minors (under 18 years of age) will not be admitted.
School groups are entitled to free admission under the Free Educational Visits for Schools Scheme
Holders of the Heritage Card gain free admission.
Also in the Area
Royal Hospital Kilmainham
Distance: 110m to nearest gate.
See especially Bully’s Acre, a graveyard with thousand-year-old history on the grounds.
Distance: 1.6km to nearest gate.
One of the largest walled city parks in Europe, with a number of heritage attractions within.
The Irish National War Memorial Gardens
Dedicated to the memory of Irish soldiers lost in the Great War, this is one of the most famous war memorials in Europe.