Mountjoy Prison

Governor, Mr. Edward Mullins
Governor, Mr. Edward Mullins

Mountjoy Prison North Circular Road, Dublin 7. Tel: 01 8062800 Fax: 01 8062824

Operational Capacity: 554
General Description: A closed, medium security prison for adult males. It is the main committal prison for Dublin city and county.
Chaplain: Fr. Jim Kelly, Sr. Mary Mullins.
Visiting Committee: Ms. Mary Fennessy (Chairperson), Mountjoy Prison Visiting Committee, North Circular Road, Dublin 7.
GPS: 53.360915, -6.267266
By Bus: The prison is located opposite the Mater Hospital near the junction at Berkeley Road, Phibsborough, Dublin 7. The buses serving Mountjoy Prison are numbers 122,46a,38,38a,38b,120.
By Car: Check website for up to date directions.
By Train: Connolly Station is the nearest train station. Check for service times.
Visiting Times: Normal visiting times are Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at the specific times of 10.15am, 11.00am, 14.15pm or 15.00pm. Remand prisoners are entitled to one 15 minute visit per day. 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 her (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.

Visiting Times – Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at the specific times of 10.15am, 11.00am, 14.15pm or 15.00pm.

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 Mountjoy Prison contact: Mountjoy Prison – Tel: 01 8858955, North Circular Road, Dublin 7 or book a visit online using the form below:


Please follow this link to book a visit