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Cork City Gaol - 20 minutes from Cork International Hotel

Cork City Gaol is just a 15 minute drive from Cork International Hotel and while the magnificent castle-like building is now a major and unique visitor attraction, this Gaol once housed 19th century prisoners! Visitors get a fascinating insight into day-to-day prison life at a time when the high walls ensured no escape and denied law-abiding citizens the opportunity to see one of the finest examples of Ireland’s architectural heritage. Stepping inside visitors are taken back in time to the 19th century. Wandering through the wings of the Gaol, the atmosphere suggests you are accompanied by the shuffling feet of inmates, each representing their particular period in Irish history from pre-famine times to the foundation of the State. The cells are furnished with amazingly life-like wax figures; original graffiti on cell walls tell the innermost feelings of some inmates while a very spectacular audio visual tells the social history and contrasting lifestyles of 19th century Cork and why some people turned to crime, and some ended up in Australia.

WHY YOU SHOULD STAY AT CORK INTERNATIONAL HOTEL

After escaping from Cork City Gaol, guests can toast to a successful trip and the memories they share over a delicious meal at The New Yorker Bar, where you can sample delicious dishes created by our Executive Head Chef, Martin O’Mahony, who has included the best of local and seasonal produce in our Menu. Save money by eating between 5pm -7pm from our Early Bird menu. Children can enjoy a complimentary evening movie in our Cinema Room every evening, or spend some time in our children’s playroom.

We are perfectly located near to main transport links, for easy access to Cork City Gaol.

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