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

Library Services


Irish Prisons Library

Irish Prisons Library

A library is available in each prison. Library services are generally provided in partnership with the relevant local authorities. Prison officers have a key role in facilitating the availability of services in the evening and at weekends.

The library service tries to reflect the material available in the wider community, including books available in languages other than English, audio books and easy reader materials.