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Saturday 1 April 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# kilmainham gaol

This year
# The Leixlip Five
Story of execution of five ex-Free State soldiers explored in new Kilmainham Gaol exhibition
Today marks the centenary of their execution.
Last year
# 1922
Kilmainham Gaol marks 100 years since first Civil War executions
A special exhibition marking the centenary includes the original last letters of Peter Cassidy and James Fisher.
All time
# heritage hotspots
Your summer in Ireland: 5 must-see sites in Dublin city
Take our challenge and tick off as many glorious sites this summer as recommended by heritage officers around Ireland.
Mandela and 'the unbreakable bonds of friendship and solidarity' with Ireland
Tánaiste Simon Coveney on why Dublin is the perfect venue to celebrate Madiba’s struggle – and why Ireland will co-host Nelson Mandela Peace Summit at UN this autumn.
# 1916
Did you help restore Kilmainham Gaol? Ireland wants to thank you
The restoration work done in the 1960s saved the building from ruins.
# tough crowd
'Nothing too special at all ... they are just cliffs'
Everyone’s a critic.
# Kilmainham
Courts Service hands keys of Kilmainham Courthouse over to OPW
The courthouse is expected to expand visitor numbers to Kilmainham Gaol.
# hot spots
Photos: Ireland’s top 10 attractions revealed
Which places around the country drew the most visitors last year? And does this vintage photo give you a clue?
# Revolution
In pictures: Revolutionary Ireland 1913-1923
Major new photographic exhibition shows the bloody reality of life in Ireland from the 1913 Lockout to the tortured birth of the Republic.