Wicklow’s Historic Gaol is Ireland’s best interactive gaol experience telling the story of 18th century gaol life. Now one of Wicklow’s best tourist attractions, this is a poignant exhibition with references to a dark time in Irish history where cruelty, hunger and crime were staples of the day.
“A great day out in Wicklow for all the family”
“Excellent Venue…Must Visit!!”
The gaol has guided day time tours, night time tours, Halloween events and adult only Friday tours. Also consider Wicklow Gaol as a different and unique location for the next children’s Birthday party – they’ll be talking about the experience for the remainder of the year!
Daily visitors can learn about deportations from Ireland to Australia and the harshness of everyday gaol life. Browse interesting features of the gaol with the help of friendly tour guides. Language guides are available which compliment the audio visual presentations.
Become an inmate in one of the cells to experience the limitation of space. Imagine this experience in the cold and darkness of the early 1800s and you begin to get just a small inkling of the type of lifestyle endured by hundreds of who passed through these walls.
With the chance to meet several live characters throughout your tour, the realism of Wicklow Gaol is further enhanced. You will be leaving shortly, others were stuck there!
For those feeling a little more adventurous or brave, why not experience a night time tour of the gaol. Now you are even closer to the inmate experience and sharing the corridors and cells not with day time gaol characters but with the spirits and eerie presence of former prisoners.
Ph: +353 (0)404 61599
Web: Wicklow Gaol Ireland