Tourist Attraction in Dublin: Príosún Chill Mhaighneann
Kilmainham Gaol, is a former prison, located in Cill Mhaighneann a suburb of Dublin, which is now a museum. Kilmainham Gaol played an important role in Irish history, given that many leaders of Irish rebellions were imprisoned and some were executed in the prison. The prison has also been used as a set for various films. When it was built in 1796, Kilmainham Gaol was called the "New Prison", to distinguish it from the old prison, the intention was to replace it, a disgusting dungeon, only a hundred meters from the other building. During the 140 years it was used as a prison, hosting in its cells many of the people involved in the campaign for Irish independence. The leaders of 1916 (Easter uprising) were detained and executed here, and the last prisoner was Eamon de Valera. Sometimes, even children were arrested for small crimes, and it is said that the youngest child was seven years old, the younger child instead, only five. Many adults were deported to Australia. Kilmainham Gaol was abandoned in 1924 by the government of the new Free State of Ireland. After a long renovation, the prison now houses a museum on the history of Irish nationalism in which guided tours are organized. In 1982, the Irish rock band U2 in its interior also shot the video clip of the single A celebration. While in 1993 he hosted the filming of the film In the Name of the Father.