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Dublin, done and dusted...

We had a wonderful couple of days in Dublin. Our apartment next to the Jameson Whiskey Distillery ( a place we didn´t visit ) was very comfortable, and we were able to walk to just about all of the attractions. We were there on the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Easter Uprising, and Dublin was full of people. On our second day we paid a visit to Killmainham Gaol, which proved to be a very moving experience. This was where the leaders of the Easter Uprising were imprisoned before being executed by firing squad. We took the tour of the gaol and our guide told the whole sad story of how the gaol held thousands of men, women and children in appalling conditions during the Irish famine. Overall, we enjoyed our short stay in Dublin.....

outside our Dublin apartment

outside our Dublin apartment


Christchurch Cathedral Dublin

Christchurch Cathedral Dublin


Beautiful Celtic Cross on Cathedral Grounds

Beautiful Celtic Cross on Cathedral Grounds


Collins Barracks/ National Museum

Collins Barracks/ National Museum


old building outside Dublin Castle

old building outside Dublin Castle


Courtyard Dublin Castle

Courtyard Dublin Castle


the famous Temple Bar

the famous Temple Bar


Another view

Another view


The Brazen Head/ Ireland´s oldest pub..

The Brazen Head/ Ireland´s oldest pub..


gate where public hangings took place until 1820

gate where public hangings took place until 1820


The 19th century cellblocks at Kilmainham Gaol

The 19th century cellblocks at Kilmainham Gaol


bleak windowless bare cells

bleak windowless bare cells


Newer Victorian main cellblock

Newer Victorian main cellblock


Grace Gifford Plunket´s cell

Grace Gifford Plunket´s cell


Madonna she painted on wall of cell

Madonna she painted on wall of cell


Notorious criminal in cell

Notorious criminal in cell


Yard where leaders of 1916 Uprising were executed.

Yard where leaders of 1916 Uprising were executed.


Commemorative plaque

Commemorative plaque


Cross marks the execution place

Cross marks the execution place


The stonebreakerś yard.

The stonebreakerś yard.


10 hours a day hard labour

10 hours a day hard labour

Posted by astrix7 17:00 Archived in Ireland

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