Wicklow's Historic Gaol

One of Ireland's best and most interactive experiences. Be transported back in time and meet face-to-face with some of the most notorious characters to have walked the floors of this dramatic and history filled building.

Open Year Round.

No Booking or Payment Card Fees. Tickets Valid for 365 days - use at leisure.

Kilmantin Hill, Wicklow Town (See Map Below)

MEET SOME OF IRELAND'S MOST NOTORIOUS CHARACTERS

Welcome to one of Ireland's best and most interactive experiences. On entering the building, you will be transported back in time and meet face-to-face with some of the most notorious characters to have walked the floors of this dramatic and history filled building. As you travel back in time, you are entering one of the cruellest, most historically shameful places in Ireland.

 

Enter the Prison Cells 

Actors in full regalia invite visitors to enter the cells of prisoners past and board the replica transportation ship to Van Diemen's Land. The Gaol is steeped in history spanning the 1798 rebellion, the famine and prisoner transportation era right up to the Irish War of Independence and Civil War.

Wicklow Gaol is open all year round for historic tours and events with a 'ghostly' difference.

 

Location

By Car: From Dublin, the Gaol is located off the main Dublin/Wexford road (N11) at Rathnew, 3km (2 miles) from Wicklow Town - at the southern end of the town beside the courthouse. From Wexford/Waterford/Cork, turn right off the N11 at the Beehive (3km / 2 miles from Wicklow Town). The Gaol is situated at the southern end of Wicklow town beside the courthouse.

 

By Bus or Train: For buses or trains to Wicklow Town, see www.IrishRail.ie for trains or www.BusEireann.ie for buses.


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Wicklow's Historic Gaol
Kilmantin Hill, Wicklow Town
T. +353 (0)404 615 99

 
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OPENING TIMES 2016

Open Year Round

January
Daily 11:00 - 15:00

February to December
Daily 10:30 - 16:30

Closed: Closed during Christmas and New Year; and Good Friday (March 25, 2016).

Last admission at closing times stated above.

Approx Visit Duration: 60 to 90 minutes
 

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DINING / REFRESHMENTS

Café/restaurant serving tea/coffee, soft drinks, soup, sandwiches and hot dishes. 

SHOPPING

Gift Shop on-site with souvenirs, gifts and toys.  

PARKING

Free car and coach parking on-site.

WHEELCHAIR ACCESS

The Gaol is not wheelchair accessible due to  uneven flagstones, staircases and 3 levels. There is an accessible toilet.  


Note: Opening times may be subject to change and attraction website and contact details will be on your ticket for any updates. 

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