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

Wheatfield Prison


Governor:
Governor, John Farrell
Governor, John Farrell
Address

Cloverhill Road, Clondalkin, Dublin 22. Tel: 01 7789400 Fax: 01 7789430

Operational Capacity: 540
General Description: A closed, medium security place of detention for adult males and for sentenced 17 year old juveniles.
Chaplain: Joe O'Rourke, Miriam Healy, Alan Rufli
Visiting Committee: Mr. Stewart Stephens (Chairperson), Wheatfield Prison Visiting Committee, Cloverhill Road, Clondalkin, Dublin 22.
GPS: 53.341482, -6.386218
Map:
By Bus: From Dublin City Centre take the number 40 bus.
By Car: Check website www.aaroadwatch.ie for up to date directions. Free car parking is available in the visitors car park across the road from Wheatfield Prison. Clampers are in operation in all our car parks.
By Train: Mainline station is Heuston and local station is Clondalkin. Check www.irishrail.ie for service times.
Visiting Times: Visits by appointment are in operation in Wheatfield Prison. Prisoners may nominate up to twelve visitors on their visitors panel.. Visitors, once nominated, may either book a visit by ringing the dedicated booked visits phone at 01 7789401 or book a visit in person in the visitors waiting room.

All nominated visitors must arrive at least 15 minutes in advance of visiting time and must also present valid (in date) photographic ID on each and every visit to the Prison i.e Passport, Driving Licence or Garda ID Card.

The booking line is open from 9:00am to 12:30pm & 2:00pm to 4:30pm (Thursday 2:30pm to 4:30pm) Monday to Saturday.

Booking sessions are as follows:

10.00am, 10.45am & 11.30am

2.15pm, 3.00pm & 3.45pm

The maximum number of adults permitted on a visit is three and the maximum number of children permitted on a visit is three. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Prisoners have a privilege of two 30 minute visit per week.

There are no visits on Sundays or Christmas Day. There are limited family visits on Tuesday mornings and no family visits on Tuesday afternoons.

Passive dogs are in operation in Wheatfield Prison.

All visitors and staff are processed through our security screen area. Visitors are advised that mobile phones or any personal items are not permitted into Wheatfield Prison & must be left in the visitors waiting room. Lockers are available for personal items in the visitors waiting room - €1 refundable.

Legal visitors must book by fax on company headed paper, stating the name of the prisoner, PRIS No./DOB if available, name & profession of visitors, date & time slot. Only legal visits will be booked through this dedicated legal visits fax line - 01 7789402.

Booking sessions are as follows for legal visits:

10.00am, 10.45am & 11.30am

2.15pm, 3.00pm & 3.45pm

5.45pm to 6.15pm & 6.30pm to 7.00pm.

Special requests by Legal Visitors to bring in additional professionals or equipment must be made to the Governor in advance by faxing the general office fax line - 01 7789430.

Wheatfield Prison operates a non smoking policy.

All visitors or to Wheatfield Prison are subject to the Provisons of the 2007 Prisons Act.

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