East Wing #2East Wing #2While in their cells prisoners could be looked in on at all times. The walkways would have been carpeted to allow guards to walk up to any cell without being heard.

Modified 12-Aug-14
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The complex story of Irish independence can be told with this jail. Opened in 1796 and closed in 1924, and used for everything ranging from debt prison to ultimately a military prison used by both Great Britain the the Irish Free State.

It is a fascinating place to see and try to understand.
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