If you are looking for the ultimate historical trip in Ireland then Kilmainham Gaol is your destination. The airy prison will enlighten your historic knowledge about Ireland and the fight for independence. The prison is famously known for keeping the famous leaders of the 1916 Rising from Plunkett to Parnell to Connoly. It was here that the martyrs were shot by British orders including the infamous shooting of James Connolly who was wounded and had to be strapped to a chair. The prison will impress and bring you into contact with the deeply rooted Irish history and make you aware of the Islands long struggle for Independence. Kilmainham Gaol is also Europe’s largest preserved Victorian Jail which was built in 1789. The Attractions include a major exhibition detailing the political and penal history of the prison and its restoration. The tour of the prison includes an audio-visual show. Tours may be arranged for visitors with special needs by prior arrangement. The tour takes 1.30 hours and costs €6 for adult, €2 per child and group bookings pay €4 each.
Kilmainham Gaol is located 3.5km from centre of Dublin and is easily accessed by Public Transport:
Bus Route(s): No. 69, 79 from Aston Quay Dublin 2; No 13 & 40 from O'Connell St. Dublin 1 or College Green Dublin 2.