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Wicklows Historic Gaol

Kilmantin Hill, Wicklow Town, Co. Wicklow

Irelands 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.

Stop off for an unforgettable interactive journey through two centuries of Irish history…

Just 10 minutes off the main motorway, Wicklow’s Historic Gaol is one of the Garden County’s most renowned ‘must-do’ experiences.

The NEW multi-media tour is perfect for families and includes holographic projections of cruel prison guards, lifelike audio from the 1798 rebellion and interaction with the notorious inmates.

Refuel at our charming café or use our picnic area to enjoy your packed lunch.

Dare you come and experience first hand the harshness of life in the Dungeon ?

You will see the punishments being meted out and hear the anguished cries of the prisoners or you could just sit in the solitude cell and feel the desperation of those that were there before you.

The Schoolroom

Come meet Mary Morris, the 19th Century Gaol Matron, sit in her schoolroom and listen as she instructs you in the lessons of the day.

Visitors to the Gaol can enjoy a range of salads, sandwiches, home-made cakes and pastries, teas, coffee and soft drinks in the Gaol Cafe situated on the Main floor of the Gaol.

Opening Hours
Open 7 days a week, all year round
Monday to Sunday 10.30am to 4.30pm

Admission Prices
Adult €7.90, Child €5.00, (Students/ Senior Citizens) €6.70, Family ticket €20,  (2 adults and 3 children)

Night Tours (Adults only) €15.

We estimate the length of a visit to be 60 to 90 minutes.

Visit our web site link below for more information.


From Dublin: off main Dublin/Wexford road (N11) at Rathnew, two miles from Wicklow town. The Gaol is situated at the southern end of Wicklow town beside the courthouse.

From Wexford/Waterford/Cork: Turn right off N11 at the Beehive (two miles from Wicklow Town).

Contact Wicklows Historic Gaol

Telephone:(0404) 61599   Please mention

International:    +353 404 61599



Location Map:    Get directions to Wicklows Historic Gaol

County:   Wicklow

Address:   Kilmantin Hill, Wicklow Town, Co. Wicklow

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