Kilmainham Gaol in Dublin
Kilmainham Gaol in Dublin

Kilmainham Gaol in Dublin

Calling all history lovers! Do you want to explore somewhere that is massively important to Irish history? Well then, look no further than the famous Kilmainham Gaol in Dublin!

Where is Kilmainham Gaol in Dublin?

The jail is located near Inchicore road in Dublin, near St James Hospital. This can be reached by public transport, there are regular bus and dart routes to the area.

This fantastic prison was highly active throughout the 19th and early twentieth centuries, being a dark and hell-like place for its prisoners. It has become a pilgrimage for many Irish people from around the world, as this is where the leaders of the 1916 rebellion were executed.

Kilmainham Gaol Facts

It was in Kilmainham Gaol that some of the most important figures in Irish history wrote their final goodbyes to their loved ones. Joseph Plunkett, Thomas Clarke, Thomas MacDonagh and others were among the prisoners who were executed by the firing squad in the Stonebreakers’ Yard, all of which were signees of the Proclamation, the document which declared Ireland’s independence from the United Kingdom.

 

Along with this, the Jail was used in many famous movies and TV shows throughout the years. Including the likes of Michael Collins, In the Name of the Father, The Italian Job and Paddington 2. Nowadays, visitors can wander around the cells, which are almost completely as they were. There are also museums and exhibitions inside, which showcase all aspects of Irish history. One of the main talking points of the tour is the outside courtyard, where Irish revolutionary, James Connelly was executed. So, what are you waiting for? Make the most of your day out while in Dublin by immersing yourself in Irish history.

  • Gift Shop.
  • Guided tours.
  • Museum.

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