Cork City Gaol

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Cork City Hop On/Off Open Top Bus Tour

Cork City Hop On/Off Open Top Bus Tour

Enjoy panoramic views from the top deck as we drive through the historic streets of Cork including the beautiful Victorian Quarter or as you travel along Cork’s famous St. Patrick’s Quay and cross the mighty River Lee on its many distinct bridges. From the sacred sights of Shandon Cathedral and Saint Fin Barre’s Cathedral to the more open air pleasures of Fitzgerald Park and the UCC campus you will experience every part of Cork city. From the open top deck of our bus, you’ll see all of Cork’s history. Both past and present. In a city whose story is told on its streets, there’s no better way to spend your time when visiting Cork. Stops Include: -Cork City Gaol -St. Anne's Church -University College Cork (UCC) -Crawford Art Gallery

Cork: City Gaol Tour with Audio Guide

Cork: City Gaol Tour with Audio Guide

In the heart of Cork, discover the stately Cork City Gaol, a heritage center that reveals fascinating insights into the daily lives of prisoners, wardens, and governors alike. Explore this architectural gem and learn about famous inmates. Take your time on a self-guided tour with audio guide. Begin your tour at the entrance to Cork City Gaol. As you approach the grounds, admire the stunning Georgian and neo-Gothic architectural style of the structure. The castle-like exterior is disarmingly charming, in contrast to the stark, long corridors of cold cells inside. Continue to the gaol's interior, where you'll find lifelike figures, furnished cells, and haunting sound effects. Let yourself be transported to the 19th century as you walk the halls. Hear fascinating inmate stories, including that of the famous revolutionary, Countess Constance Markievicz |. Finally, meander to the gaol's outer buildings and walk the perimeter of the grounds. Once you've finished exploring, return your audio guide and exit the gaol to complete your tour.

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