|This is a panoramic shot I managed to take!|
The museum's website: http://corkcitygaol.com/about/architecture/
said: The Cork City Gaol was built in 1824. It is a listed building, an important part of Irish architectural heritage. A fine example of the work of Sir Thomas Deane, it dates from one of the most distinguished periods in Cork’s architectural history.
|Western side of the Gaol|
At each end of the Governor’s House are circular drum galleries, 3 storeys high linking into the cell wings. These are lighted from central roof lanterns. The ends of each of the single-sided cell wings have beautifully proportioned circular towers, offsetting the austerity of the wings.
|Hallway in an outbuilding|
GHOST IN THE OUTBUILDING - Of course, ghosts weren't just limited to the main gaol. There was one in the outbuilding, too, and he gave me his name!
As we walked by the outbuilding (pictured here with the long, empty corridor) Tom said he smelled a "sickly sweet smell." Right at that time I clearly heard the name "MacGhee!" from inside the building. Of course, there was no one there... it was just a former inmate or employee calling out a name (which may or may not have been his).
|One of the outbuildings behind the Gaol|
an entrance door of strong oak, studded with flat nails and situated under the Gallows.
|Backside of the Gaol|
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