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Crumlin Road Gaol



The Crumlin Road Gaol is a 19th century Grade A listed jail, open to the public for tours, concerts and events.


Take a tour to experience all aspects of the Gaol from the tunnel linking the courthouse on the other side of the Crumlin Road to the hanging cell, Governor's office, hospital and graveyard.


Crumlin Road Gaol first opened its gates to prisoners in 1846 and for 150 years was a fully operational prison. On March 31, 1996, the Governor of the Gaol walked out of the fortified prison and the heavy air-lock gates slammed shut for the final time.


During those 150 years the Gaol has housed murderers, suffragettes and loyalist and republican prisoners. It has witnessed births, deaths and marriages and has been the home to executions, escapes, hunger-strikes and riots.


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