Lost Prisons of Dublin walking Tour – South - Open House Dublin 2022
Outdoor Tour

Lost Prisons of Dublin walking Tour – South

Marrowbone Lane & Pimlico, Saint Catherine's, Dublin 8
10am – 11.30am
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Detail from the 1847 Ordnance survey map of Dublin showing the loation of the Four Courts Marshalsea just of Thomas Street. Engraving of the semi-ruinous Brown's Castle, a tower on the medieval walls of Dublin which once housed the notorious Black Dog Prison. Detail from The Life of Ben Jonson by W. R. Chetwood, published by him while a prisoner in the Four Courts Marshalsea in Molesworth Court.

Led by a staff member for Kilmainham Gaol Museum, this walking tour will visit the sites of former 18th and 19th century prisons in the south inner city. These include the location the Four Courts Marshalsea debtors’ prison, the notorious Black Dog Prison and the site where Newgate Gaol, Dublin’s earliest prison, once stood. Please note there is also a separate tour looking at former prisons north of the Liffey. the tour begins at the green at the intersection of Marrowbone Lane and Pimlico

Meeting point: Green at the intersection of Marrowbone Lane and Pimlico


Accessibility Information

This walking tour does not involve steps or stairs and should be accessible wheelchair users and people with restricted mobility.


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