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Easy Access Kilmainham Gaol - War & Revolution Tour

by Letz Go City Tours
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5 of 5
Non-refundable No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required)

Highlights

  • Kilmainham Gaol tour delivered by OPW guide

  • Visit The Irish National War Memorial Gardens

  • Discover & understand the fighting spirit of the Irish

  • Learn of the historical events that changed Irish history

  • Visit execution site of the Leaders of the 1916 Uprising

Highlights

  • Kilmainham Gaol tour delivered by OPW guide

  • Visit The Irish National War Memorial Gardens

  • Discover & understand the fighting spirit of the Irish

  • Learn of the historical events that changed Irish history

  • Visit execution site of the Leaders of the 1916 Uprising

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Easy Access Kilmainham Gaol - War & Revolution Tour

Activity Location

Inchicore Road

Dublin D08 RK28

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Hilton Hotel Kilmainham

    South Circular Road Inchicore Road, Dublin 8

    Dublin D8


Description

Learn about some of the most important events in Irish history and hear stories of great personal sacrifice and triumph on our extraordinary Kilmainham Gaol, War and Revolution Tour. We combine a fully guided Kilmainham Gaol tour with a fully guided visit to The Irish National War Memorial Gardens dedicated to the memory of Irish soldiers who gave their lives in the Great War of WWI. With an expert guide on hand throughout (specially chosen for their knowledge and passion of this fascinating period in Irish history), you’ll discover how the Irish were governed for over 700 years by the English and the ensuing political and revolutionary events that’s shaped the Ireland of today. Travel through time to really understand the political heart of the Irish people and its leaders including Michael Colins played by Liam Neeson in the film of the same name that was also filmed in part at Kilmainham Gaol.

The tour begins with a guided walking tour of Kilmainham Gaol to discover its fascinating history and the role it played in rallying the Irish people to pursue independence from the England and Westminster. Once inside the prison you’ll discover its dark history while walking the in the footsteps of many of its many inmates including men, women and children. Explore Irish and English politics while your professional and engaging OPW Kilmainham Gaol guide tells you about some of its more famous inmates including the Leaders of the 1916 Rising, not only men but women too including Countess Markievicz an Irish politician, revolutionary, nationalist, suffragette and socialist who was imprisoned in Kilmainham Gaol awaiting execution as a result of her participation in the 1916 Rising. You’ll see and visit some of the cells of its most famous inmates as well as some of its youngest.

With small groups of only 20 people or fewer, our Kilmainham Gaol, War & Revolution Tour will be personal and unhurried, with a passionate and friendly guide. Walk over history while discovering the main places and players that shaped the Ireland of today.

Finally you will also enjoy the Gaol’s film history where the following films were filmed;

  • The Italian Job
  • The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones
  • The Babe
  • Michael Collins
  • In the Name of the Father

Inclusions

  • 8 euro timed entry ticket to Kilmainham Gaol

  • Fully guided by local professional guides

  • The Kilmainham Gaol portion of the tour is conducted by an expert Kilmainham Gaol OPW guide

  • While the remainder of the tour is guided by our LetzGo City Tours' certified local guides

  • Visit to The Irish National War Memorial Gardens


Exclusions

  • Transport

  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off

  • Service


Know Before You Book

  • Minimum guests apply - there is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there aren’t enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.

  • Participants should be in good health - consult first with your doctor if you have any medical condition or are not used to regular exercise.

  • Anybody under the age of 18 years must be accompanied by somebody aged 18 years or older.

  • This tour cannot accommodate strollers or prams.

  • Children 3 or under are complimentary