9 December 2022
Crumlin Road Gaol
Great to be taking visitors to Crumlin Road Gaol again.
Built 1845. Closed 1996. The prisoner accommodation is constructed from basalt- a very tough rock- resistant to weathering & erosion.
Heavily fortified during the Troubles in Northern Ireland, the jail has been turned into a very popular Visitor Attraction after it closed it’s doors in 1996.
The underground tunnel that used to connect the gaol to the Crumlin Road Courthouse still exists, and visitors can walk along part of it.
See the cell block wings which radiate out from a central block, and step inside the condemned man’s cell & the execution cell from where the majority of the 17 men were executed.