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 as soon as possible

Requesting a professional visit – Dóchas Centre

Visiting Times:
– Monday Professional visits only.
– Tuesday 10am-12pm Ordinary visits, 2pm-4pm Professional visits.
– Wednesday – No visits.
– Thursday 10am-12pm Professional visits, 2pm-4pm Ordinary visits.
– Friday 10am-12pm Ordinary visits, 2pm -4pm Professional visits.
– Saturday 10am-12pm, Ordinary visits (Remand and Sentenced).
– Sunday 10pm-12pm, Ordinary visits (Sentenced only).

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 Dóchas Centre contact: Dóchas Centre – Tel: 018858954 / 01 8858955, North Circular Road, Dublin 7 or book a visit online using the form below:


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