Wicklow Gaol: Three Centuries of Incredible Irish History – BOOKED OUT With Carmel Uí Cheallaigh

  • Thursday 23rd May @ 11:00 am
  • Free

    Thousands of men, women and children passed through the gates of Wicklow Gaol. Common criminals and Irish rebels alike endured painful punishment, corrupt gaolers and horrendous conditions. During major events in Irish history, including the 1798 rebellion, the Great Famine and the Civil War, many local and national heroes were imprisoned within its walls. Some prisoners were executed there; others were transported to faraway lands. Students will join author Carmel Uí Cheallaigh as she takes them back in time, exploring the incredible history of Wicklow Gaol one hundred years after its closure, as illuminated in her new book.

    This is a schools’ event. Suitable for 4th – 6th class.

    This event is now booked out. Our November programme of schools’ events will be open for expressions of interest from mid September.

    Carmel Uí Cheallaigh has had nine children’s books published, comprising three Picture Books as Gaeilge, one Picture Book in English and five Irish Centenary History titles for ages 8+years. She retired recently from her post as Senior Executive Librarian in the LexIcon Library, having spent 40 years working in the Dún Laoghaire Rathdown Library Service. Originally from Co. Mayo, she now lives in Co. Wicklow.