Kilmainham Gaol

Between the year it opened in 1796 and its closure in 1924 Kilmainham Gaol witnessed some of the key moments and personalities in Ireland's emergence as an independent nation. It is Ireland’s leading historic monument exploring the theme of nationalism. Robert Emmet and the leaders of the 1916 Rising were executed here. Charles Stewart Parnell, leader of the Irish Parliamentary Party, was imprisoned here in 1881-2.   The Gaol museum holds one of the finest collections of nationalist memorabilia in the country, and the exhibition displays some of our most impressive objects, including an original and rare 1916 Proclamation and some items relating to Michael Collins and the circumstances of his death in 1922.


Inchicore Rd,
Dublin 8,

Phone: +353 01 453-5984

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