Kilmainham Gaol

These chilling images, taken by the gifted and talented Conor Cullen, are of Kilmainham Gaol (Irish: Príosún Chill Mhaighneann), a former prison located in Kilmainham in Dublin. It is now a museum. It has been run since the mid-1980s by the Office of Public Works (OPW), an Irish government agency. Kilmainham Gaol played an important part in Irish history, as many leaders of Irish rebellions were imprisoned and some executed in the prison by the British and latterly in 1923 by the Irish Free State.

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8 comments on “Kilmainham Gaol

  1. Conor Cullen says:

    Thanks so much for reblogging these photos, your kind words and adding some context to the images! Much appreciated 🙂

  2. Elaine Anderson says:

    Great photos. They look great in black and white too. We visited there when we were in Dublin. https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/115386001374976472397/albums/5643484214832903297

    • vampyrefangs says:

      It must have been incredible. Years ago, I visited the infamous Alcatraz prison but nothing compares to these images. Thanks for the link to your photos!!

      • Elaine Anderson says:

        We were in San Francisco many, many years ago and tried to see Alcatraz. Seems the last boat had left every time we went down to the wharf. It’s just one of those little disappointments in life. Did you know that men, women and children were stuck together in the cells at Kilmainham? Sometimes they were there just for being poor.

  3. renxkyoko says:

    Went to see a museum of torture in carcassone, France. Aaaargh !

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