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Wicklow's Historic Gaol

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Kilmantin Hill, Wicklow Town, Wicklow, Republic of Ireland
T: +353(0)40461599
F: +353(0)40466464
E: info@wicklowshistoricgaol.com

Visit Wicklow Gaol, in Wicklow Town, to witness prison life endured by its 18th Century inmates, including the rebels of 1798 and those awaiting transportation to a new life in Australia.

Wicklow's Historic Gaol, in Wicklow Town, tells a story of crime, cruelty, exile and misery. The harshness of prison life in the 18th Century, the passion of the 1798 rebellion, the cruelty of the transportation ships and hope of a new life in Australia can all be experienced in Wicklow Gaol. This is a thought provoking attraction in Wicklow Town.

The original gaol dungeon is open again for the first time in over 100 years. Dare you come and experience first hand the sights and sounds of harsh life in the dungeon? Or, you could just sit in the solitude cell and feel the desperation of those that were there before you.


Please refer to the website for Opening Times and Admission fees.

Wheelchair access is serverley limited. Audio visual presentation and guided tours available. Language guides available.

Restaurant, craft shop, café and picnic area. Car and coach parking, toilet, Bureau de change and method of payment is Visa, Mastercard, cash, cheque and Laser.