On view there's highly impressive collection
of valuable papers, weapons and photographs which document a major part of Ireland's history in her fight for freedom.It's here that
Joseph Mary Plunket married Grace Gifford on the day before he was to be exicuted.Anne
Devlin [1778-1851] spent three years in Kilmainham prison in solitary confinement just for knowing Robert Emmett, another
20 members of her family also served time here. This is also the prison where
my own grandfater was imprisoned in for doing his part in the fight for Irish freedom.
Not all of the prisoners who occupied
the cells of Kilmainham
Prison were exicuted by The British Army.
Some were put to death
by their own people. During the years
following the rising and the
civil war some 77 men were exicuted by
The Free State Army.
Among the republicans killed at Kilmainham
were, Peter Cassidy,
James Fisher, John Gaffney and Richard