Wellington Barracks

Wellington Barracks

Wellington Barracks
Later Griffith Barracks, this is now the site of Griffith College, on South Circular Road, Dublin. In the 1800s it was a remand prison. During the first World War, it was used as a recruiting and training centre for many of the Irish soldiers who fought in that war. The Barracks was attacked during the Rising. Eamon de Valera was held prisoner there from May 3 to 5.

In April 1922, its named was changed from Wellington to Griffith Barracks as it was handed over to the Irish Free State. It was renamed in honour of Sinn Fein founder Arthur Griffith after his death in August 1922.