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Older Than Pride: Virtual Queer History Tour of Kilmainham Gaol

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Date Wednesday, June 24th
Time 2:00pm
Location Online
Price Free
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Virtual Queer History Tour of Kilmainham Gaol
Join Brian Crowley, Curator of Collections at Kilmainham Gaol Prison Museum, for a virtual queer history tour of one of Ireland’s most iconic buildings. The tour will explore 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.
The tour will be followed by a Q&A session with Brian Crowley via Zoom Link will be up on the day.
Older Than Pride events run by Dublin Pride for those over 50years to bring them together for afternoon tea to culture events and tours and much more.
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