Dóchas Centre

Dóchas Centre

North Circular Road,
Dublin 7.

Tel: 01 8858987
Fax: 01 8062824

Operational Capacity: 105

Governor: Mary O'Connor

General Description:

A closed, medium security prison for females aged 18 years and over. It is the committal prison for females committed on remand or sentenced from all Courts outside the Munster area.

Chaplain: Sister Esther Murphy
Visiting Committee:

Ms. Anne Delaney (Chairperson)

Dochas Centre

North Circular Road

Dublin 7

How to get there:

The prison is located opposite the Mater Hospital near the junction at Berkeley Road, Phibsborough, Dublin 7.
By Bus: The buses serving the prison are numbers 122,46a,38,38a,38b,120.
By Car: Check website for up to date directions.
By Train: Connolly Station is the nearest train station. Check for service times.

GPS - 53.36048,-6.267357

Visiting Times:

Normal visiting times are Monday to Saturday from 10am to 12 noon and 2pm to 4pm. Remand prisoners are entitled to one 15 minute visit per day. 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 her (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.