Wicklows Historic Gaol

"Wicklows Historic Gaol"

Wicklows Historic Gaol

Wicklow Gaol is an atmospheric jail museum experience offering visitors a glimpse of life in prisons of the past.

As one of Ireland’s top tourist destinations, Wicklow Gaol tells the story of its prisoners through an interactive tour led by experienced and passionate actor guides.

The original Gaol Dungeon is open since its use over 100 years ago.

Dare you come and experience first hand the harshness of life in the Dungeon, where 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 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 their charming café or use their picnic area to enjoy your lunch

For School Tours

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

Wicklows Historic Gaol Opening Times:

Wicklow Gaol is open every day from 10.30-16.30

7 Days a Week Tours take place approx. every 10 minutes. Late opening (Night Tours)

Day Tour Prices:-

Adult €7.90
Child €5.00
Family €20
Student/OAP €6.70

Driving Directions to Wicklow Gaol

From Dublin city centre – follow signposts for Wexford, then Wicklow:

  • Take the N11 (E01) south until exit 16 (45km);
  • Take the R772 to Rathnew (1km);
  • Take the R750 to Wicklow (3.5km);
  • Turn right in Market Square;
  • Drive up Kilmantin Hill and take first left into Wicklow Gaol.

From Rosslare Harbour – follow signposts for Dublin, then Wicklow:

  • Take the N25 (E30) north until the Drinagh Roundabout (15.5km);
  • Take the 1st exit onto the N25 (E30) until the New Ross roundabout (6km);
  • Take the 2nd exit onto the N11 (E01) until The Beehive exit (87km);
  • Take the R751 until it ends at Abbey Street (5km);
  • Turn right onto Abbey Street and drive straight (R750);
  • Turn right in Market Square;
  • Drive up Kilmantin Hill and take first left into Wicklow Gaol.

From Cork – follow signposts for Dublin, then Wicklow:

  • Take the M8 northbound and then the M7 to Dublin;
  • At the M50, head southbound until the N11 interchange (junction 17);
  • Follow driving directions from Dublin (above).

 

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