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Cork City Gaol

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Two of Cork City’s leading tourist attractions are housed in this unique building, located a stroll away from Cork city centre and the famous Shandon church bells. Today Cork City Gaol is number one for places to see in Cork.

Step back in time to see what 19th and early 20th century life was like in Cork, both inside and outside prison walls. The exhibition shows amazingly lifelike figures, furnished cells and sound effects that allow the visitor to experience the day-to-day life of prisoners and gaolers.

Situated in the former Governor’s House, the Radio Museum Experience incorporates the restored 6CK Radio Broadcasting Studio. The experience is complemented by an audio-visual presentation on Marconi, particularly his Irish connections, and a wonderfully nostalgic collection of artefacts from the early days of radio, including the RTE Collection.

Tours of the Gaol are self-guided with 2 options. You can take a guide book, which is included in the admission price, or you can also a rent an audio guide at a cost of €2 extra per person. Both the guide book and audio guide are available in a number of different languages.

Reopening Monday 29th June

New Opening hours:

Daily 10am until last admission 16.30pm

Admissions Rates:

Adult with Guide Book: €10.00

Adult with Audio Guide: €12.00

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Adult with Guide Book: €10.00 Adult with Audio Guide: €12.00

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