This prison, last used as such in 1924 is now a museum about Ireland's quest for independence.
The exhibition give insight in the stories of the sufferingd of famous patriots awaiting their transportation or execution.
Kilmainham Goal is also the place where the leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising were executed.
Kilmainham Gaol.IF for no other reason, Kilmainham Gaol would is remarkable for being the biggest unoccupied gaol in europe.
Touching in so many ways on the people and forces that shaped modern Ireland, Kilmainham Gaol offers a panoramic insight into some of the most profound, disturbing and inspirational themes of modern Irish history.
A visit to the Gaol includes a guided tour, an audio–visual presentation and an exhibition.
Leaders of the rebellions of 1798, 1803, 1848, 1867 and 1916 were detained here. The names of Robert Emmet, Thomas Francis Meagher, Charles Stewart Parnell, the leaders of the 1916 Rising, DeValera and a host of other famous names are associated with the Gaol.
And if you want to know more of the history of the Republic, the tour of Kilmainham Gaol, the former State Jail, is very instructive and interesting.
Sequences of the film In the name of the Father were shot here.
This is an interesting tour of an 18th century prison. The tour lasts around an hour and you visit places like the cells and the yard where prisoners were executed. A fascinating and poignant place.
You might recognise the photo - the prison was the set for several films, including 'In The Name of The Father'.
This plaque and an Irish flag commemorate the deaths of the revolutionary leaders of the Easter Rising in the yard in which they were killed.
While we were in Dublin we went to Kilmainham Prison. They have held a number of famous prisoners there, and you can go into cells and read the names on the walls. It's a fascinating place to see.