The Crumlin Road Gaol dates back to 1845 and closed its doors as a working prison in 1996. After extensive renovations the gaol has re opened as a visitor attraction and conference centre.
Today you can take a guided tour of the prison and hear about the history of the site from when women and children were held within its walls through to the political segregation of republican and loyalist prisoners and learn about why the decision was taken to close the prison.
During the tour of the gaol you will be taken by your tour guide to visit the underground tunnel that used to connect the gaol to the Crumlin Road Courthouse, you will get a chance to sit in the Governor’s chair, view all the wings from the circle and of course pay a visit to the condemned mans cell before seeing the execution cell where the majority of the 17 men were hanged.
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|21st June 1854||Robert Henry O’Neill|
|8th April 1863||Daniel Ward|
|27th April 1876||John Daly|
|14th January 1889||Arthur McKeown|
|17th August 1894||John Gilmour|
|1st November 1901||William Woods|
|19th August 1909||Richard Justin|
|17th August 1922||Simon McGeown|
|8th May 1924||Michael J Pratley|
|8th August 1928||William Smiley|
|8th April 1930||Samuel Cushnahan|
|31st July 1931||Thomas Dornan|
|3rd March 1932||Eddie Cullins|
|7th April 1933||Harold Courtney|
|2nd September 1942||Thomas Joseph Williams|
|25th July 1961||Samuel McLaughlin|
|20th December 1961||Robert McGladdery|