Irish jails


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Irish jails : activities and sites to visit

Kilmainham Gaol

Localisation en Irlande
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Imagine cells without windows, unbearable freezing cold, as well as particularly harsh detention conditions... Welcome to Kilmainham Gaol!

Spike Island

Localisation en Irlande
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With its 104 hectares, its monastery, its prison and star-shaped fort, Spike Island offers many activities, all in an...

Cork City Gaol

Localisation en Irlande
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This old prison in Cork used to lock up its prisoners in conditions that give you the shivers down your spine!

Maze Prison

Localisation en Irlande
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A former prison in Northern Ireland, which was home to, among others, the very famous Bobby Sands, who died on the spot as a result of his hunger strike.

HMP Crumlin Road Gaol

Localisation en Irlande
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A former Irish prison now converted into a museum.


What to expect?

Discover the old Irish prisons! Often converted into historical museums, they will allow you to go back in time and plunge into the heart of a forgotten prison world. The conditions of detention there were more than precarious, and some of these penitentiaries welcomed within their walls great names of the History of the country!