Marshalsea Barracks

Robert Emmet Walk, Usher's Island, Dublin
As part of Reimagine Marshalsea Barracks, the local residents surrounding the Marshalsea Barracks are offering you a rare opportunity to see inside a historic structure at the heart of the Liberties. For one weekend, a door that has been shut for many years will be re-opened, as the community reflects on the value and future of this space. While many people will not know the story of the Marshalsea Barracks, for the neighbouring community it has always been a place that held powerful memories and a connection to their past. This intriguing building was originally constructed as a British Army Barracks before serving as a debtors' prison following the formation of the Irish state. The building was subsequently used as housing and then demolished in 1975. What remains is a large walled enclosure, a hidden garden in the middle of the city. A separate free one hour, in Our Shoes Walking Tours, social history tour will also be available to attendees to set Marshlasea in its larger Dublin 8 context.


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