Cork City Gaol

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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
"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
"This castle-like building contains an austere, 19th-century prison." Full review
Michelin Guide
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"From 1878, except during the Civil War, the old prison of Cork was a woman's only penitentiary" 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


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