Wicklows Historic Gaol

Kilmantin Hill, Wicklow Town, Wicklow


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Wicklow Gaol is an atmospheric jail museum experience offering visitors a glimpse of life in prisons of the past. As one of Ireland’s top tourist destinations, Wickl

Epic. Cruel. Tragic. Wicklow Gaol’s story is interwoven with the history of Wicklow and Ireland itself.

 Major Events

  • Transportation
  • 1798 Rebellion
  • 1820-1843: Building Expansion
  • 1840s: The Great Famine
  • 19th Century Prison Reform
  • 1916-1923: The Independence Era
  • 1924: The Cheshire Regiment
  • 1928-2014: Closure and Renovation

Daily Life

  • Work and Chores
  • Punishment Regimes
  • Death, Disease and Hygiene
  • Medicine
  • Children
  • Education
  • Prison Graffiti


  • Mary Morris the Matron
  • Erskine Childers at Wicklow Gaol


Wicklow’s Historic Gaol for your wedding, party, or special family event.

Looking for a unique wedding venue in Wicklow? How about a paranormal tour or sleepover for an unusual team building experience? Wicklow Gaol offers one of Ireland’s most atmospheric corporate and event venues.

Jailer’s Cavern

The Jailer’s Cavern is a unique function area for hire. Conveniently located on the  ground floor of Wicklow Gaol, the Jailer’s Cavern offers a practical space for meetings and conventions in an historic building.

Banqueting; Corporate Events; Weddings; Hen and Stag Parties; Historical Renactments; Family Events.

Event Facilities:

  • Basement space for candlelit banqueting;
  • Private board room for meetings;
  • Onsite Catering facilities;
  • Massive capacity Car Park;
  • Central location in Wicklow town with excellent public transport links.

Unique features:

  • Heritage granite stone building;
  • Haunted history;
  • Interactive paranormal tour or sleepover options;
  • Flexible pricing.

Opening Hours:

  • Wicklow Gaol is open every day from 10.30-16.30.


Ticket Prices - Day Tour Prices:

  • Adult €9.50
  • Child €6.50
  • Family €26
  • Student/OAP €8.00

Discounted Rates for Groups

Special Tours Available



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