Kilmainham GaolA prison fit for Hollywood
Kilmainham Gaol was first built in the late 1700s. However, in the early 20th century, it was forced to close because of the severe cold and damp conditions that made the inmates ill. The prison was abandoned until the 1960s, when it was restored and turned into a museum covering the history of its prisoners, most of them key figures in the struggle for Irish Independence. The Oscar-winning film ‘In the Name of the Father’ was shot in the east wing.