Last Wednesday the 1st of January, Transition Year and 5th Year History class students visited Kilmainham Jail and Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublin.
We learned about some important figures in our Irish history such as Daniel O’Connell, who is currently resting inside the crypt in the bottom of a round tower, which can be seen from afar in Glasnevin Cemetery, as well as seeing some rather old and interesting architecture.
After about an hour of touring the Cemetery, we moved onto Kilmainham Jail, another historic piece of Ireland’s history.
In this building, we learned about the stories relating to the prisoners who were living in certain cells, as well as Kilmainham Jail being the film location of the movie ‘Michael Collins’ in which the Irish actor, Liam Neeson portrays the character.
Overall, it was an enjoyable trip as well as educational and I never knew that one place could hold so much history!
Trailer of ‘Michael Collins’ in which the actor Liam Neeson acts: