Kilmainham Gaol: Dublin

DSC_0274Just imagine spending the rest of your life with this view. That was if you were lucky enough to get a view instead of being locked in the basement, stewing in human waste up to your knees. Built in 1796, the jail was notoriously brutal and imprisoned many women and children who were thrown in with the men, mostly for crimes like petty theft. The jail has been a museum since the 1980’s and has also been used as a set in movies such as The Italian Job and In the Name of the Father. More photos to come tomorrow of the whimsically constricted (not constructed) interior, including spiral staircases and an execution wall. Ah, good old Irish Bastille.


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