COVID-19 Visitor Guidelines and Tickets

Welcome to Kilmainham Gaol Museum.

Please read the following guidelines and information before you book tickets.

Following public health advice and government guidelines, we have made a number of changes to the visitor experience at Kilmainham Gaol. These measures have been introduced for the safety and welfare of our visitors and staff.

To help manage visitor numbers and maintain safe, social distancing, tickets must be booked online. All visitors including children and OPW Heritage Card users require a ticket. Please do not arrive without a booking, as tickets will not be available at reception.

We have reduced the number of tickets available for each visit.

Hand sanitisation stations and one-way systems have been introduced throughout the site.

Visitors including children aged 9 or older are required to wear a face covering during their visit.

Please maintain 2-metre distance from your guide and other visitors at all times.

Visitors should dress appropriately for the weather, as part of the visit is outdoors.


Booking Tickets

Access to Kilmainham Gaol is by guided tour only and entrance is managed through timed tickets. Tickets cannot be transferred to another date/time. Unfortunately, latecomers cannot be accommodated.

Visitors can book a maximum of 9 tickets. Tickets can be booked 28 days in advance.

To ensure the safety of our visitors & staff, Kilmainham Gaol is reopening at a reduced capacity. Please let us know if you are unable to attend your scheduled visit so that we can release your tickets.

All visitors including children, OPW Heritage Card holders and carers require a ticket. The visit is not recommended for children under the age of 5.

Please allow at least 1 hour for your visit to the Gaol and Museum.

Wheelchair users, visitors with additional needs, and their carers should not book online. Please contact us in advance to arrange a visit:

Advice for visitors arriving into Ireland can be found at


When you arrive

Please only arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled tour. There is no access to the building before this time.

Tickets will be checked on arrival. Visitors should print their tickets in advance, or have their tickets/confirmation email clearly visible on their phone.

Please use the hand sanitiser provided on entry /exit and follow social distancing guidelines during your visit.



Toilets facilities are located in the Courthouse Visitors Centre. We advise visitors to use the facilities before their visit.

Pushchairs/prams are not permitted in the Gaol.

Unfortunately, we do not have cloakroom /locker facilities.

The Café and Gift Shop will remain closed until further notice.

If you are showing any of the symptoms of Covid-19, or if you have been in contact with anyone that has the virus in the last 14 days, please do not visit at this time.