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The thought of going to jail while on holiday would most likely not appeal to the average traveler but at Kilmainham Gaol you are guaranteed an exit on the same day!
Kilmainham is a large jail, constructed in the late 1800s. It ceased being a jail in 1924, just after Ireland formed its first independent government. Many of Ireland's freedom fighters were incarcerated within its walls including many of those who took part in the 1916 Easter Rising.
The jail underwent extensive restoration and is now a museum dedicated to Irish National History. It contains several exhibits, mostly dealing with Ireland's political history and the road traveled by the country from its time under British rule to th... read more