From 1796 when Kilmainham Gaol received its first prisoners until 1924 when the last prisoners were removed, the gaol had held over 100,000 people. In the traditionalist linear narrative of Irish history, no other gaol in Ireland holds such a powerful resonance. This book traces the story from 1924 and demonstrates just how significant the history of the gaol has been since its closure as a prison.
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ISBN/EAN 9781845889739
Author Rory O'Dwyer
Publisher History Press
Publication date 20 Oct 2009
Format Paperback
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The Bastille Of Ireland: Kilmainham Gaol

This is the story of Kilmainham Gaol from Ruin to Restoration. This is a building with a remarkable history.

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