Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Ireland Trip #56: Behind Bars in the Cork City Gaol (Jail)

Backyard of the Cork City Gaol
After leaving Blarney Castle we drove southeast to Cork City, located at the southern end of the country. We'll walk you through Cork in a later blog.  Here in Blog #55 of our Ireland trip, we'll begin to explore the famous or infamous Cork City Gaol (Jail), now an historic building that tourists can explore. This blog is of course, loaded with experiences in the supernatural. My (Rob) senses were in full-swing here and we even caught a ghost on camera (which we will show you later).

WHAT IS CORK CITY GAOL? - It's a former prison, now a museum, located on Convent
Entrance into the West wing
A look into the backyard

Ave, Cork City, Ireland Cork, Ireland. According to the website (
Three levels of small cells
 This Gaol once housed 19th century prisoners. Visitors get a fascinating insight into day to day prison life at a time when the high walls ensured no escape and denied law abiding citizens the opportunity to see one of the finest examples of Ireland’s architectural heritage

West wing of the Gaol

WHAT IS IT LIKE INSIDE? -  Stepping inside visitors are taken back in time to the 19th century. Wandering through the wings of the Gaol, the atmosphere suggests you are accompanied by the shuffling feet of inmates, each representing their particular period in Irish history from pre –famine times to the foundation of the state. The cells are furnished with amazingly life like wax figures; original graffiti on cell walls tell the innermost feelings of some inmates while a very spectacular audio visual tells the social history and contrasting lifestyles of the 19th century Cork and why some people turned to crime, and some ended up in Australia



Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next