Wicklow Gaol, County Wicklow
Wicklow Gaol, County Wicklow (Image Source: Flickr – Willie Byrne

Out of the many attractions found in County Wicklow, one that is a must visit for all visitors to the area is the Wicklow Gaol.  At Wicklow Gaol, the infamous former prison has now been transformed into an impressive tourist museum attraction, where you can uncover two centuries of prison life at this haunted Gaol.

Wicklow Gaol is one of the top attractions along Ireland’s Ancient East, where you learn about its epic, cruel and tragic stories as told by guides as the take you around this historic jail that has played an important part in Irish History.


History of the Gaol

Do you dare to take a visit to one of the most notoriously haunted buildings in the Worlds? Then keep reading to find out more about Wicklow Gaol.

At this iconic Irish gaol, you will get to explore its history through a very interactive tour led by actors, who dramatise the events that took place here to make for an unforgettable experience. You will come to learn about the harsh reality many of the Irish prisoners faced while they were housed here. Also for the first time in over 100 years, visitors can also explore the original gaol dungeon offering you a real-life feel of how life was here

The history of the Wicklow Gaol is intertwined with the history of Wicklow Town which makes it a very important place on anyone’s historical itinerary to visit. The attraction offers a great afternoon out in Wicklow where you’ll have fun and learn something new.


Opening Times of Wicklow Gaol

1st February to 31st November:

  • Monday: 10:30am – 16:30pm
  • Tuesday: 10:30am – 16:30pm
  • Wednesday: 10:30am – 16:30pm
  • Thursday:  10:30am – 16:30pm
  • Friday: 10:30am – 16:30pm
  • Saturday: 10:30am – 16:30pm
  • Sunday: 10:30am – 16:30pm

1st December to 31st January: 

  • Monday: 11:00am – 15:30pm
  • Tuesday: 11:00am – 15:30pm
  • Wednesday: 11:00am – 15:30pm
  • Thursday:11:00am – 15:30pm
  • Friday: 11:00am – 15:30pm
  • Saturday: 11:00am – 15:30pm
  • Sunday: 11:00am – 15:30pm

Ticket Prices:                                      

  • Adult: €9.50
  • Child: €6.50
  • Family: €26
  • Student/OAP €8.00


Kilmantin Hill, Wiklow Town

Co. Wicklow, Ireland


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