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Dublin: The Dark History of Kilmainham Gaol, Part 2

Initially, the Irish public were against the 1916 rebellion, but when they heard of the conditions of how the rebels were treated and executed, the tides turned. Other stories:  One of those captured were the Pearse brothers. The elder Pearse was the one who declared that Ireland should be a Republic, and he knew he… Continue reading Dublin: The Dark History of Kilmainham Gaol, Part 2

dark · Dublin · Eastern Rising · Joseph Plunkett · Kilmainham Gaol · Summer 2012

Dublin: The Dark History of Kilmainham Gaol, Part 1

On of the places we’ve passed by often while on the tour bus was Kilmainham Gaol. Without really knowing much about it, we dismissed it as “just a jail”, so why go to it?  The balance But after hearing about the Eastern Rising, and the name of it being mentioned at the Dublin Castle tour,… Continue reading Dublin: The Dark History of Kilmainham Gaol, Part 1