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Lost Prisons of Dublin Walking Tour (North)

Lost Prisons of Dublin Walking Tour (North)

Brian Crowley
Office of Public Works

Dublin has been home to numerous prisons and gaols over the centuries. In this special Heritage Week event arranged by the OPW, the Collections Curator of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, Brian Crowley, will lead a walking tour and visit the sites of five former prisons on the north side of the city. It will also include a rare chance to access the outdoor area of the former Sheriff’s Prison on Halston St. A separate Heritage Week tour of former prisons on the south side of the city is also available.

Please contact the event organisers (details below) for the latest information regarding COVID-19 safety measures and to register for this event.
Places are limited so participants must register in advance at kilmainhamgaol@opw.ie where they will be provided with details of where to meet and the latest information regarding Covid-19 protocols for outdoor guided tours.

Event Details

  • 12pm on Thursday and Friday, 19th and 20th August.
  • Dublin has been home to numerous prisons and gaols over the centuries. In this special Heritage Week event arranged by the OPW, the Collections Curator of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, Brian Crowley, will lead a walking tour and visit the sites of five former prisons on the north side of the city. It will also include a rare chance to access the outdoor area of the former Sheriff’s Prison on Halston St. A separate Heritage Week tour of former prisons on the south side of the city is also available. Places are limited so participants must register in advance at kilmainhamgaol@opw.ie where they will be provided with details of where to meet and the latest information regarding Covid-19 protocols for outdoor guided tours.

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