A Queer History Tour of Kilmainham Gaol

This special tour Kilmainham Gaol will focus on the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender prisoners associated with the building.

LGBTQ+ people have played leading roles in the struggle for Irish independence and many of them found themselves prisoners in Kilmainham as a result of their political and revolutionary activities.

The Gaol was also used as a place of punishment for those convicted of homosexual crimes in the 19th and early 20th century, including the men involved in the Dublin Castle Scandal of 1884, the biggest gay scandal in Ireland in the 19th century.

  • Saturday 22 June at 10am and 2pm
  • Tuesday 25June at 6/6.30pm.

The tour is free of charge but places must be booked at kilmainhamgaol@opw.ie

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