A place travelers can visit Kilmainham Gaol
Reviews: Kilmainham Gaol
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For the Irish, a visit to this 200-year old prison is a kind of patriotic duty, while foreign visitors are given an interesting history lesson. Volunteers undertook the restoration of Kilmainham Gaol and its inauguration as a monument. It comprises an old prison wing, which began operating in 1796, and an annexe opened in the 1860s. The guided tour provides a great deal of information about the erstwhile theory and practice of imprisonment and the resocialisation of criminals - not as dry a subject as you might think, when you're learning about it up close in the musty cells. The main focus of the tour, however, is on the leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising, who were exectued in Kilmainham Gaol. The related exhibition offers a good overview of the Irish people's struggle for independence from 1798 to 1922.
Everyday prison life and the fate of Irish patriots who had to spend their lives here.
Mon-Sat: 09:30 - 17:30
Sun: 10:00 - 18:00