Cork Prison

Governor, Mr. Patrick Dawson
Governor, Mr. Patrick Dawson

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: 51.9098881, -8.461028700000043
By Bus: Daily Services from Dublin, Galway and Limerick. Check for service times.
By Car: Check website for up to date directions.
By Train: Kent Station is the nearest train station. Check 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.

Visiting Times – Mon, Tue, Wed & Friday,2pm-4pm and 5.30pm to 7pm. Also Thurs evening from 5.30pm to 7pm.

Limited visits for enhanced prisoners are available on Sundays from 10am-12pm and 2pm to 4pm.

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 Cork Prison contact: Cork Prison – 021 2387133/021 2387134, Rathmore Road, Cork City or book a visit online using the form below:


Please follow this link to book a visit