Kilmainham Gaol is the site of a former prison in Dublin. It currently operates as a museum by the Office of Public Works in Ireland. This is the site where many Irish revolutionaries were held and executed by the British government. The most famous were the leaders of the the 1916 Easter Rising.
The Kilmainham Gaol prison conditions in the 1800’s were pretty horrendous. Women, men and children were all incarcerated up to 5 people per cell. Only a single candle was their main source of light and heat.
The following movies were filmed at Kilmainham Gaol: The Quare Fellow (1962), The Face of Fu Manchu (1965), The Italian Job (1969), The Mackintosh Man (1973), The Last Remake of Beau Geste (1977), The Whistle Blower (1987), The Babe (1992), In the Name of the Father (1993), Michael Collins (1996), The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones (2000), The Escapist (2008) and The Wind that Shakes the Barely (2006). U2 shot their music video for “A Celebration” in 1982.
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