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Kilmainham Goal – as seen in the 'A Celebration' video – is an old, historical prison west of the city centre. It is no longer in use, and is now accessible to the public. The building has was used for many movies, including ‘In The Name Of The Father’ for which Bono, Gavin Friday and Maurice Seezer wrote the soundtrack.

The prison can only be visited on guided tours. Entry is € 3.10 for adults, and € 1.90 for students. If you make your way to this part of town, you should also, on your way back (on the same bus line), visit the Guinness Hop Store.


Inchicore Rd. in the west of Dublin


Dublinkarte Nr. 34 | The prison is located about 4 km west of O’Connell Bridge. The easiest way is to follow the river west until Heuston Station. Remain left of Huston Station and follow St. John’s Rd. west. At the end of the street turn left into South Circular Rd. and after a further 100 metres turn right into Inchicore Rd. The prison entrance is on the left side of the road. An alternative route is by bus: simply jump onto bus number 79 on the Liffey’s south side. There is a bus stop right outside the prison.


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