Castlerea Prison

Governor, Therese Beirne

Castlerea Prison Harristown, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon, F45 X330 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 Connacht and also takes committals from counties Cavan, Donegal and Longford.
Chaplain: Please ring the prison general number and select number to be directed to Chaplains Office
Visiting Committee: Mr. John O’Malley (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