On Thursday Form Six visited Kilmainham Gaol Museum. We were very lucky to be able to get a place on a tour as the museum has become so popular. We travelled by bus to the Jail where we were met by our guide, Damian.
He took us inside the original prison and told us all about the history of the building and all of the famous prisoners that have been held there. It was very sad to hear all of the stories about people that had been held there, particularly the stories of the men and women from the Easter Rising.
We were allowed to look around the main prison building and go into some of the cells where famous prisoners such as Grace Gifford and Patrick Pearse were held. We then got to go to the exercise yard and see the memorial to the leaders of the rebellion of 1916. We were even given the chance to re-enact the exercise routine that the prisoners had to do.
It was a fascinating trip and we learned so much about the history of Dublin and Ireland from the last 200 years.