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Dublin Kilmainham Gaol

On our second day in the city, we went to see Kilmainham Gaol where the leaders of the 1916 Easter Rebellion were held and later executed.

The tour started underground, where they showed a short presentation of the history of the building and once that was over, we followed a dark corridor, climbed a stone staircase and emerged in the bright and open East Wing which looked oddly familiar. I hadn’t realised, but this is where all the prison scenes from the original Italian Job were shot…

The tour was moving and fascinating and ended in the yard where 16 men of the Irish rebellion were shot. There, our guide told us the meaning of the Irish flag: green the Gaelic tradition of Ireland and orange the followers of William of Orange, with white representing peace in between…

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