Inchicore Road, Kilmainham
Dublin 8

Kilmainham gaol is one of the largest unused jails in Europe which was built in 1796 and is where many leaders of the Irish Rebellion were executed. All prisoners were jailed together and even children were arrested and locked away at Kilmainham gaol.

The prison was open for more than 140 years during which many important historical events have taken place, such as the Irish Rebellion, the Great Irish Famine and the Civil War. The jail was closed in 1924 and today, Kilmainham is renowned as a National Monument and has been reopened as a museum. It has also been used as the scene for many famous films such as The Italian Job and In the Name of the Father.

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