Castlerea Prison

Castlerea Prison

Co. Roscommon.

Tel: 094 96 25213
Fax: 094 96 25226

 Governor Martin Reilly
Operational Capacity: 340

Governor: Mr. Martin Reilly

General Description:

A closed, medium security prison for adult males. It is the committal prison for remand and sentenced prisoners in Connaught and also takes committals from counties Cavan, Donegal and Longford.


Ms. Margaret Connaughton

Visiting Committee:

Mr. Michael Nevin (Chairperson),
Castlerea Prison Visiting Committee,
Co. Roscommon.

How to get there:

GPS:  53.755461,-8.489771

By Bus: Daily services from Dublin, Galway, Sligo and Westport. Check for service times.

By Car: Check website for up to date directions. The entrance to Castlerea Prison is located opposite the railway station.

By Train: Castlerea station is the nearest train station. Check for service times.

Visiting Times:

Normal visiting times are Monday to Saturday from 10am to 12 noon and 2pm to 4 pm. Sentenced offenders are entitled to one 30 minute visit per week. Special visits of 15 minutes duration may also be available on request.
Each prisoner must nominate six adults who will visit him (there is no limit on the number of children) and those visitors must produce photographic identification on arrival at the prison. Staff will explain the visiting procedures. There is a no smoking policy in operation during the visit.

Visits to 'The Grove' area are allowed on a daily basis from 10am to 6pm, including Sunday