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The local prison, designed by Thomas Deane, was built in 1825 and closed down in 1923. Since 1878 only women were imprisoned here, except during the Civil War. Visitors can find out about the prisoners' daily routine and see some of the graffiti left over from the 20C. An audio visual presentation in one of the rotundas strikingly depicts living conditions in Cork during the 19C.

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Opening hours :

  • [Mar-Oct: 9.30am-5pm; rest of year: 10am-4pm - night tour Tue in high season (€10) by prior arrangement by email]

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