- Explore some of the darker chapters of Anglo-Irish history at the 150-year-old, notorious Crumlin Road Gaol
- A guide will lead you on a fascinating tour through Northern Ireland's last remaining Victorian-era prison
- Hear personal stories of the prisoners and officers, tales of escape, execution, and even traces of humanity
Northern Ireland has its fair share of infamous locales, but there are few places as storied and stained with the blood of The Troubles as Crumlin Road Gaol. This former jailhouse imprisoned some of the most important figures in Ireland struggle for independence and was the scene of 17 executions over its 150-year lifespan.
Join an expert guide on a 70-minute walking tour through the grim history of the gaol, and discover the tales of humanity that shone through even in its darkest days.
The last of Northern Ireland's remaining Victorian-era prisons, Crumlin Road Gaol is a time capsule of Irish history where many of the most significant figures from the time of The Troubles were interned – and in some cases, executed.
The likes of Éamon de Valera, Martin McGuinness, Michael Stone, Bobby Sands, and some 25,000 other prisoners – both Republican and Loyalist – have passed through these cold, dark chambers over the course of a century and a half.
On this guided tour, you'll get immersed in the historical context of the gaol, and hear moving personal stories of the prisoners and the prison officers for a profound perspective on the conflict surrounding Irish independence.
- Show your smartphone ticket at the entrance
- Tours run every 30 mins from 10:00 to 16:00. You will be booked on the next available tour. Please arrive 15 minutes before the time you wish to depart
- Cancellations are possible up to 24 hours before your visit date
- Changes are possible for this ticket