Kilmainham Gaol

Kilmainham Gaol

Kilmainham Gaol
Built in 1796, the Office of Public Works (OPW) has run Kilmainham Gaol since the 1980s. It is one of the biggest unoccupied jails in Europe. or Britain. Between 1796 and 1924 it was a “bastion of punishment and correction”.

Easter Rising leaders — as well as leaders of the rebellions of 1798, 1803, 1848, and 1867 — were interned and executed here. This former prison is now a nationalist museum.

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