Wicklow's Historic Gaol
Wicklow, Co. Wicklow
Life in a Prison of the Past

Wicklow Gaol tells the story of its prisoners through an interactive tour led by experienced actor guides. Pass through the ‘Gates of Hell’ to relive the 1798 United lrishman Rebellion, period dining with the notorious inmates, journey through the famine era to the 1916 Easter Rising and dramatic re-enactments of the lrish struggle for independence.

Visit the reconstructed ship that transported some of the 50,000 lrish people as convicts to Australia. Discover the inmates’ true stories from children to murderers. Lovers of the paranormal can enjoy a haunted night tour where prisoners will walk the corridors with you. If you are brave enough there is a ‘Sleep Over in the Gaol’ option!

Open: Open year round. Check website for opening times.

Admission Fees: Admission fees apply.


Public Transport

By Bus: Take bus number 133

Contact Information

Address:?Kilmantin Hill, Wicklow, Co. Wicklow

Phone:? +353 404 615 99


GPS Coordinates & MAP

52.9788, -6.0372