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Kilmainham Gaol

Hotels Near Kilmainham Gaol

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Kilmainham Gaol is one of the largest unoccupied jails in Europe.

A short walk away from one of Dublin’s top tourist attractions, The Grafton Hotel is the ideal location when looking for hotels near Kilmainham Gaol. On your visit you will discover the stories of people held here as ordinary criminals alongside those who fought for Irish Independence. 

Some famous names that were held here were Robert Emmet, Anne Devlin, Countess Markievicz and the leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising, 14 who were executed by firing squad in the Stonebreakers yard. Kilmainham Gaol was opened in 1796 and then closed in 1924 but was preserved as a national monument in the 1960s.

Kilmainham Gaol offers guided tours only. The tour lasts 60 minutes and at the end of the tour there is a museum where you can explore more of the gaols history.

Ticket Prices

Adult Ticket: €8.00

Senior Ticket (60+): €6.00

Student Ticket (18+): €6.00

Child Ticket (12-17 yrs): €4.00

Child Ticket (under 12 yrs): €0.00

Family Ticket (2 Adults & 2-3 children): €20.00

Tours tend to sell out quickly so it’s advised to pre-book tickets on the Kilmainham Website

Ticket prices may vary.


Dining at The Grafton Hotel

Stay at The Grafton Hotel and dine at Bartley's Bar & Restaurant serves perfectly crafted cocktails with an innovative menu offering everything from lite bites to all the main course classics topped off with attentive and friendly service.

For lunch and dinner menus, or to book a reservation please Click Here. 


Parking at The Grafton Hotel

Guests can avail of a discount rate of €16.00 at Park Rite Drury St Multi-Storey Car Park, The Car Park is situated 56m (184ft) from the hotel.

Book your stay at The Grafton Hotel and explore all of Dublin City at your footsteps. Check out our special offers page and get the best rates on hotels near Kilmainham Gaol.