Militaria Archive

Kilmainham Jail, Dublin, Ireland

Pictures in this gallery include the sculpted doorway, cells, chapel, wings, landings, open areas and British and later Free State execution yards. Among the museum exhibits photographed here are prison art from Frongoch in Wales (where many 1916 Rebels were deported to after Kilmainham and then Stafford Jail), prison art from Kilmainham, autograph books, Weapons including Thompson sub-machine gun, Irish Independence Medals, 1916 Veteran armbands, paintings of Pádraig Pearse and Sean MacDiarmada, photographs, documents, caricatures, pro and anti treaty propaganda, Irish Civil War period mass/remembrance cards along with 1966 Rising anniversary materials and ‘Kilmainham Restoration’ campaign paraphernalia. Featured at the end of the Kilmainham section are the executed leader’s art exhibit & pictures of Independence era Dublin locations.

Kilmainham Jail interior.