Kilmainham Gaol

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Men, women, and children were all locked away here. Petty theft could get you locked away, and executions were common. Before it was closed, some inmate managed to escape. How? Unknown forces would literally open their cell doors! The prison was forced to shut down because of how haunted it was and now is a tourist attraction; the ghostly activity hasn’t ceased, though. Lights go on and off by themselves, footsteps echo through the empty rooms, voices whisper, invisible hands like to touch the passer-bys, and a particularly evil force is felt in the chapel.

(Submitted by Chris Berglund)

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Geographic Information

Inchicore Rd
Kilmainham, Dublin 8, Ireland

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53.34190387700488, -6.3098108768463135
Dublin City
Nearest Towns:
Islandbridge, IE (0.4 mi.)
Dolphins Barn, IE (0.7 mi.)
Harolds Cross, IE (1.2 mi.)
Kilmainham, IE (1.2 mi.)
New Kilmainham, IE (1.2 mi.)
Crumlin, IE (1.5 mi.)
Inchicore, IE (1.5 mi.)
Chapelizod, IE (1.6 mi.)
Cabra, IE (1.8 mi.)
Phibsborough, IE (2.0 mi.)


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  1. Ah, yes. Many of me forefathers perished here fighting to liberate Ireland from the English rule. I do believe that many ghosts and apparitions have appeared in some form or others.They will continue to ghastly appear before those who frequent this abhorable place of imprisonment. Do show respect when you frequent here, many died for what they believed in…Freedom.

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