Cork City Gaol

Top 3% of attractions in Cork
8 / 10

5 expert reviews

“Less than 2km (1 1/4 miles) west of the city center, this restored prison was infamous in the 19th and early 20th centuries, when it housed some of the greatest figures in the revolutionary movement.”

– Frommer's

Frommer's Frommer's
"Like something straight out of a Victorian novel, this early 19th-century jail is an austere, impressive, and highly atmospheric building." Full review
Fodor's Fodor's
"This castle-like building contains an austere, 19th-century prison." Full review
Michelin Guide Michelin Guide
0 Stars
"From 1878, except during the Civil War, the old prison of Cork was a woman's only penitentiary." Full review
Lonely Planet Lonely Planet
"This imposing former prison is well worth a visit, if only to get a sense of how crap life was for prisoners a century ago." Full review