So after St. Patrick’s Cathedral we got back on the bus, and our next stop was Kilmainham Gaol, where we took a tour and learned a lot about Irish politics.
Welcome to Gaol!
Itty bitty sad windows.
Old doors with lots of character.
Little ominous, that.
Very narrow halls.
The main hall area has really awesome architecture for a jail.
The guide said that it’s been used for many films and tele.
I hadn’t watched it at the time, but recently I saw Ripper Street (season one) and recognized it right away.
We should lock up E.
Mi familia. I should have shut them in.
All the stairs ;_;
Rows of cells.
I found this amusing, though I don’t know what prisoner carved it.
One of the prisoners painted this on the wall, you could only see it through the eyehole.
E is so interested in what they’re saying >.>
This little courtyard where they could exercise by walking in circles.
Also where they executed people.
On that happy note, we got back on the bus, and then got off at the city center to go to Penney’s to get some clothes for gramma, the B&B lady recommended it. It’s sort of like Target. Then we went to go get back on the bus, aaaand… they’d told us the last one was at 6:00p, but it was actually 5:30, but there was a bus driver who’d just gotten off who was super nice, and he flagged down a cyclist taxi thing for gramma and walk me & E to the subway station, which was not far but too far for my gramma at the end of the day. And our tickets were fine because this stop was actually slightly closer. We had more local food in Howth, seriously yummy seafood.
I forgot this pic earlier, this is right by where we caught the bus to get on in the morning. Wilde, yay. But statue, creepy…