Castlerea Prison

Governor, Mr. Martin Reilly
Governor, Mr. Martin Reilly

Castlerea Prison Harristown, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon. Tel: 094 96 25213 Fax: 094 96 25226

Operational Capacity: 340
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.
Chaplain: Ms. Margaret Connaughton
Visiting Committee: Mr. Martin Daly (Chairperson), Castlerea Prison Visiting Committee, Harristown, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon.
GPS: 53.75545, -8.486909999999966
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 Tuesday to Friday from 2pm to 4 pm and on Saturdays 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

Visiting Times – Tuesday to Friday from 2pm to 4 pm and on Saturdays from 10am to 12 noon and 2pm to 4 pm

The Irish Prison Service is committed to making visiting a prison as easy as possible for visitors. The Prison Service understands the importance of helping prison maintain and develop relationships with family and friends and is committed to enhancing where possible, and subject to appropriate security considerations, the visiting facilities and regimes for prisoners. All visitors should note the following:

A minimum of 48hrs notice must be given when booking.
A visit is not confirmed until a receipt email is received confirming date and time of intended visit from the prison. This should be printed off and brought with you to the prison when visiting.

To visit a prisoner in Castlerea Prison contact: Castlerea Prison – Tel 094 9624962 Harristown, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon or book a visit online using the form below:


Please follow this link to book a visit