The tour begins with a guided walking tour of Kilmainham Gaol to discover its fascinating history and the role it played in rallying the Irish people to pursue independence. Your tour also includes a visit to the Irish National War Memorial Gardens, established to commemorate all other Irish men and women who fought and died in Irish regiments of the Allied armies. This unique tour is a great opportunity to gain an insight into the Irish and how Ireland has changed since the 19th century.
Learn about some of the most important events in Irish history and hear stories of great personal sacrifice and triumph on our extraordinary Kilmainham Gaol, War and Revolution Tour. We combine a fully guided Kilmainham Gaol tour with a fully guided visit to The Irish National War Memorial Gardens dedicated to the memory of Irish soldiers who gave their lives in the Great War of WWI. With an expert guide on hand throughout (specially chosen for their knowledge and passion of this fascinating period in Irish history), you’ll discover how the Irish were governed for over 700 years by the English and the ensuing political and revolutionary events that’s shaped the Ireland of today. Travel through time to really understand the political heart of the Irish people and its leaders including Michael Colins played by Liam Neeson in the movie of the same name that was also filmed in part at Kilmainham Gaol.The tour begins with a guided walking tour of Kilmainham Gaol to discover its fascinating history and the role it played in rallying the Irish people to pursue independence from the England and Westminster. Once inside the jail you’ll discover its dark history while walking the in the footsteps of many of its many inmates including men, women and children. Explore Irish and English politics while your professional and engaging guide tells you about some of its more famous inmates including the Leaders of the 1916 Rising, not only men but women too including Countess Markievicz an Irish politician, revolutionary, nationalist, suffragette and socialist who was imprisoned in Kilmainham Gaol awaiting execution as a result of her participation in the 1916 Rising. You’ll see and visit some of the cells of its most famous inmates as well as some of its youngest.With small groups of only 20 people or fewer, our Kilmainham Gaol, War & Revolution Tour will be personal and unhurried, with a passionate and friendly guide. Walk over history while discovering the main places and players that shaped the Ireland of today.Finally you will also enjoy the Gaol’s film history where the following movies were filmed;The Italian JobThe Adventures of Young Indiana JonesThe BabeMichael CollinsIn the Name of the Father