Kilmainham Gaol Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia

Kilmainham Gaol Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia


Kilmainham Gaol was once a controversial part
of Ireland’s history. Noted for the large amount of men and women
that died there, or were transported to far-away colonies for
their idealistic convictions for minor crimes. There was no segregation of prisoners, with
up to five men, women and children being bundled into each
cell. The gaol was abandoned in 1924, and was turned into a museum after a lengthy
restoration in the mid 1980s. These days, visitors can enjoy learning about
the rather bleak chapter of Ireland’s history by taking one of the guided tours
through the gaol. Walking through the austere interior is a
sobering and rather spooky experience.

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