Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside

Our trip to Dublin included  a visit to the amazing  Kilmainham Gaol. It is a huge unoccupied gaol that has a place in the turbulent history of many political rebellions having been the scene of executions as well as imprisonment of many political leaders. It was the place where men women and children (there was no segregation) were sent for stealing bread and other petty thefts.

Built in 1796, it was decommissioned in 1924 and now houses a museum to the 1916 Easter Rising. It is a very poignant place to visit as you can see bullets holes in walls and go into the very tiny cells that were home to many innocents just caught up in famine. It has been used in many films including the 1969 Italian Job starring Michael Caine.

One example where everyone would prefer to be ‘outside’!

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