Visit a Prison

  • Prisoners will be entitled to receive one physical family or virtual visit per week, of not more than 30 minutes for physical visits & 20 minutes for virtual visits.
  • Physical visits will be limited to a maximum of five persons with a maximum of 3 adult visitors.
  • Children may only attend if accompanied by at least 1 adult.
  •  Both prisoners and visitors will be required to wear a prison issued face mask at all times.


Visit entitlements per month

Prisoners will be entitled to receive any of the following options:

  • 2 physical and 2 virtual visits per month
  • 3 virtual and 1 physical per month
  • 4 virtual visits per month.


Screening and searching of visitors

All visitors will continue to be subject to temperature screening and asked questions about Covid-19 on arrival at the prison. Visitor screening for Covid-19 will take place in visitor waiting room with standard security screening taking place at screening/search area as normal.



  • Photo ID is required for all adults.


Cash and prisoner property

There will be no money accepted from visitors on visits. Visitors should continue to use the electronic means of sending money. In addition, there will be no exchange of prisoner property on visits. We will continue to keep this under review.

We hope that you and your visitors have an enjoyable visit and we are grateful for your continued support as we try to reduce the restrictions while keeping you all safe.

The operation and frequency of visits will be kept under ongoing review guided both by HSE, Public Health advice and a desire to support as much contact as possible between prisoners and their families.

Irish Prison Service