Limerick Prison

Governor, Mr. Mark Kennedy
Governor, Mr. Mark Kennedy

Limerick Prison Mulgrave Street, Limerick. Tel: 061 204700 Fax: 061 415116

Operational Capacity: 220 (males) and 28 (females)
General Description: A closed, medium security prison for adult males and females. It is the committal prison for males for counties Clare, Limerick and Tipperary and for females for all six Munster counties.
Chaplain: Ms. Christine Hoctor (full time) & Fr. Michael Kelleher CSsR (part-time)
Visiting Committee: Mr. Pat Conway (Chairperson), Limerick Prison Visiting Committee, Limerick Prison, Mulgrave Street, Limerick.
GPS: 52.659183, -8.616533
By Bus: Limerick Prison is located on Mulgrave Street (an extension of the Tipperary Road) and is a 10 minute walk from O’Connell Street. Daily services to Limerick. Check for service times.
By Car: Check website for up to date directions.
By Train: Limerick 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 except for Tuesday when no visits occur and Thursday when afternoon visiting times are 2.30pm - 4pm. Remand prisoners are entitled to one 15 minute visit per day. Sentenced offenders are entitled to two 30 minute visits per week. Additional special visits may also be available on request.

Visitors are advised that they will be subject to a range of security measures, including searching prior to entering the prison. Up to three adults may visit with a prisoner at the same time (there is no limit on the number of small children) and staff will explain the visiting procedures. Mobile phones are not allowed in the prison and there is a no smoking policy in operation during the visit.

Visiting Times – Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday – 10pm-12pm and 2pm-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 Limerick Prison contact: Limerick Prison – Tel: 061 204787, Mulgrave Street, Limerick or book a visit online using the form below:


Please follow this link to book a visit