Wheatfield Prison is a closed, medium security prison located on Cloverhill Road, Clondalkin, Dublin 22. It receives male prisoners of 17 years of age and older from the counties of Louth, Meath, Monaghan, Wexford and Wicklow. It has a bed capacity of 430 and in 2009 the average daily number of inmates resident was 426.
The construction of Wheatfield Prison began in 1980 and it opened nine years later in 1989. Cloverhill Prison, a remand prison, is located on a site adjacent to it. Both institutions share many of the same facilities.The prison was used in the TV series The Governor by ITV in 1994 and in Love/Hate for RTE in 2013.
- Irish Prison Service (2010). Annual Report. Dublin. pp. 10–12.
- Irish Prisons Inspectorate (2007). Wheatfield Prison Inspection: 10th - 12th and 19th - 21st April 2nd, 3rd, & 16th May 2006. Dublin.