Saint Patrick's Institution

St. Patrick's Institution


North Circular Road,
Dublin 7.


Tel: 01 8062896

Fax: 01 8307705

Operational Capacity: 34

Governor: Mr. John Kavanagh

General Description:

A closed, medium security place of detention for 17 year old males held on remand or for trial.  

Chaplain: Ms. Ruth Comerford
Visiting Committee: Mr. Denis Murphy (Chairperson),
St. Patrick's Institution Visiting Committee,
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: From city centre take the number 10 bus.
By Car: Check website for up to date directions.
By Train: Heuston Station is the nearest train station. Check for service times.

GPS: 53.360592,-6.267378

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 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.