History of Ireland School Tour 2014

067History of Ireland School Tour 2014

by Mo-Sheh Aigbogun

On the 13th of May 2014, Mr. Corkery’s and Ms. Cantillon’s 6th class went on a trip to Kilmainham Gaol and Glasnevin. Our first stop was Glasnevin cemetery and we saw Daniel O’ Connell’s tomb. The tour guide informed us that if you touch the coffin you receive good luck. We touched the coffin and she then spoke about his family, it was very interesting. We then left and headed towards Kilmainhnam Gaol.


When we arrived we met our tour guide and began our tour. She showed us some of the cells where prisoners once were held. She told us the temperature the in the cells were very low and because of that the prisoners would have to sleep on the floor we saw Grace Gifford’s cell there was a beautiful painting on the wall.


We saw more cells and moved on to the courtyard where the signatories of the Proclamation were executed.

079 Our tour Guide said that as James Connolly was injured and could not stand, so they tied him to the chair because he kept slipping off and then they shot him.



by Mo-Sheh Aigbogun

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4 Responses

  1. eoin says:

    Great report Mo-sheh it really showed to everyone that it is a really interesting place.
    Great report and hopefully you do some more. 🙂

  2. tom says:

    great words really felt like i was there B) B) B) B) B) B) B) B) B)

  3. Amber says:

    Well done mo-sheh!!! 🙂

  4. RubyBoland says:

    Great report your description was outstanding !!! you should do alot more blog entries !!! GREAT WORK 😀