Wicklow's Historic Gaol, County Wicklow

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Prepare to be spooked at Wicklow's Historic Gaol, where your tour through a converted jail will teach you about the harsh prison system of 18th-century Ireland. Witness the living conditions and methods of torture prisoners had to endure, the coffin ship transportation of prisoners to Australia, and the spirits that still haunt the prison. The self-guided audio tour outlines the tragic famine years and the 1798 Rebellion, as well as their effects on prisoners. The first-hand accounts from past prisoners and guards are particularly informative. For an enhanced experience, check the museum's website for upcoming events, many of which involve exhibits on the paranormal. Our County Wicklow online itinerary planner makes visiting Wicklow's Historic Gaol and other County Wicklow attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Good historic attraction with free parking, cafe and reasonable entry fee and souvenier shop. Educational, informative and enjoyable.  more »
  • My third trip to Ireland. My first trip to Wicklow. I read about this on Trip Advisor and decided to check it out. The history here is amazing. Built in the 1700s. The oldest prisoner was in her 90's,...  more »
  • Impressions Leadership in the Initially. On publishers with audio narrative. One learns a lot about the earlier prison everyday life. And as a farewell gift 10% voucher for the accompanying restaurant.
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