Important Notice - Suspension of All Family Visits (Professional visits remain unaffected):

  • The Irish Prison Service has announced that all physical visit to prison will cease with effect from close of business Friday 27th March 2020.
  • All future visits from prisons will be conducted using video calls.
  • Any physical family visits that have been booked to take place on or after Saturday 28th March 2020 has now been cancelled.
  • Arrangements are currently being made for the introduction of visits by video link/camera phone early next week.
  • Information on the new arrangements will be published on the Irish Prison Service website as soon as possible

Mission and Values

Our Mission:

Providing safe and secure custody, dignity of care and rehabilitation to prisoners for safer communities.

Our Vision:

A safer community through excellence in a prison service built on respect for human dignity.

Our Values are:


We achieve more by working together than we can as individuals working alone.


We must always  have the courage to do the right thing, the decent thing …even when no else is watching.


Everyone has the potential to be a better person and we actively seek to provide staff and those in custody with opportunities to realise and achieve this.


We actively contribute to maintaining an environment in which staff and those in our custody feel emotionally and physically safe and  ultimately contribute to a safer community.


We actively seek to provide supports to staff and support rehabilitation of those in custody.

These values will foster and support the courage to make a difference in all that we do.