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 www.irishprisons.ie as soon as possible

Cork Prison


Governor:
Governor, Mr. Patrick Dawson
Governor, Mr. Patrick Dawson
Address

Cork Prison Rathmore Road, Cork City, Cork. Eircode T23Y642   Tel: 021 2388000 Fax: 021 2387240

Operational Capacity: 275
General Description: A closed, medium security prison for adult males. It is the committal prison for counties Cork, Kerry and Waterford.
Chaplain: Fr. Larry Kelly
Visiting Committee: Robin Murray (Chairperson), Cork Prison, Rathmore Road, Cork
GPS: 51.909359, -8.460669
Map:
By Bus: Daily Services from Dublin, Galway and Limerick. Check www.buseireann.ie for service times.
By Car: Check website www.roadwatch.ie for up to date directions.
By Train: Kent Station is the nearest train station. Check www.irishrail.ie for service times.
Visiting Times: Normal Visiting times are Monday to Saturday from 10am to 12 noon and 2pm to 4pm. Remand prisoners are allowed three thirty minute visits per week. Sentenced prisoners are allowed one thirty minute visit per week and may on application have one further thirty minute visit. All visits must be booked in advance . To book a visit please contact Visitors Reception at 021 2387133/2387134. Each prisoner must nominate six adults to visit him (there is no limit on the number of children). All visitors must produce photographic identification on arrival at the prison. Staff will explain the visiting procedures. Please note that Mobile phones are not allowed in the prison and also there is a no smoking policy in operation during visits. All persons entering the Prison are subject to security screening.

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 www.irishprisons.ie as soon as possible


How the new family visit booking system will work:


Family visits to the prison have been suspended as a direct result of the COVID 19 restrictions in the community. From the, 30th March 2020, the Irish Prison Service will commence facilitating video calls with family members who are selected by prisoners, as follows:

  • Prisoners will be asked to identify a family member from their approved visitor’s list to host a video call.
  • The Irish Prison Service will contact the identified family member by phone to arrange a time for the video call and to confirm an email address to forward the video call arrangements to when finalised.
  • 24 hours prior to the time of the video call, the identified family member will receive an email with the confirmed date and time and a web link to establish the video call.
  • At the scheduled time, the identified family member will be required to click the web link using a smart phone, laptop or desktop (with internet access) in order to commence the video call.
  • The video call will automatically end after 15 minutes.
  • The posting of video calls on any form of social media is strictly prohibited and a breach of GDPR. Any abuse of the video call facility may result in restrictions being placed on future video opportunities.

Please follow this link to book a visit