Cork City Gaol

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Highly recommended

by expert reviewers

Top 3% in Cork About the TripExpert Score

4 expert recommendations



This castle-like building contains an austere, 19th-century prison. Full review →


Frommer's 35

Like something straight out of a Victorian novel, this early 19th-century jail is an austere, impressive, and highly atmospheric building. Full review →


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 →


Michelin Guide Tick 0 Stars

The local prison, designed by Thomas Deane, was built in 1825 and closed down in 1923. Since 1878 only women were imprisoned here, except during the Civil War. Visitors can find out about... Full review →

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