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    Kilmainham Gaol Dublin City & Fontaines

    Come to Ireland and experience a musical moment in Dublin City. Whether you’re into rock, pop, indie, blues, jazz or trad, it’s all to be found here, played live, by talented musicians who are almost close enough to touch.

    Other Voices continues on Tuesday July 14th, with the revered five piece Fontaines D.C. playing in Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin City, ahead of the release of their highly anticipated second album, “A Hero’s Death” on July 31st.

    Fontaines D.C. are one of the most lauded alternative rock bands to emerge from Ireland in recent years. They released their critically acclaimed debut album ‘Dogrel’ in 2019 which went on to be nominated for the Mercury Prize and the Choice Music Prize. They’ve toured extensively worldwide selling out shows in iconic venues such as the Brixton Academy and playing renowned festivals such as Glastonbury Festival. They also performed on the hugely popular American talk show, the Jimmy Fallon Show.

    This live performance will take place in Dublin City on Tuesday July 14th at 8PM (GMT) and will be made available worldwide, free of charge, thanks to the support of the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, RTÉ and IMRO.

    All Locked Up In Dublin

    On your next visit to Dublin City why not arrange a private chauffeur drive tour of the capital city and explore the dark history of one of Ireland’s most notorious prisons, Kilmainham Gaol. On an Irish vacation, the journey is as important as the destination and our vehicles are all of the highest standards to ensure you travel in luxury, comfort and arrive in style.

    Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin City. 

    The history of modern Ireland is soaked into the walls of Kilmainham Gaol.  The prison walls once housed the leaders of Ireland’s Easter Rising in 1916, whose imprisonment ended in executions on these very grounds. Beside the political prisoners from the rebellion of 1798 to the Irish Civil War of 1922-23, were thousands of ordinary people from all over Ireland, jailed for all sorts of crimes and waiting to be transported to Australia.

    Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin City ©

    Even though it has been closed to prisoners for nearly 100 years, approaching the grey bulk of Kilmainham Gaol still sends a shiver down the spine. It opened in 1796 as the County Gaol for Dublin, but it was also used to hold political prisoners during Ireland’s struggle for independence. It closed in 1924, but by then had witnessed many key political events, and housed some icons of Irish history.

    In fact, Kilmainham almost didn’t survive at all; the memories were just too painful. Luckily, some far-sighted historians argued its case and Kilmainham Gaol was saved. Now this powerful and absorbing place is one of the most popular sights in Dublin – so popular that you should book your tour in advance.

    Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin City © Failte Ireland

    Make the most of your visit to our fair city and explore over a thousand years of history and Irish culture with one of our experienced drivers and local tour guides.

    If you are planning a visit to Dublin in 2021 you might consider extending your stay and booking your customized vacation of a lifetime around Ireland.

    Maybe stay in some of its finest castles and manor houses. Specialized Travel Services can arrange luxury accommodation for your exclusive journey of the Emerald Isle. Many of the Deluxe Castle hotels and country manors are family-owned, just like ourselves, and we have a long standing relationship with them all.

    To book a personalized chauffeur drive tour of Ireland or a City getaway contact Specialized Travel Services by filling in the Contact form or by sending an email request to:




    Note: Featured image at the top of the page is an aerial view of Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin. © National Monuments Services. Dept. of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.

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      The Chapel at Kilmainham Gaol. © National Monuments Service. Dept. of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.
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