Posted by Conor Cullen
Posted on January 21, 2013, in Architecture, Dublin, History, Ireland, Photography, Travel and tagged Images, Jail, Kilmainham Gaol, photos, Prison cells. Bookmark the permalink. 84 Comments.
Photo 3 reveals it all to me
This relatively small prison held 9,000 people at one point. Incredible. During the famine people were deliberately committing crimes so they would get put in there, for the very small rations of food and a roof over their heads. It must have been horrific though.
It sure was!
Well aren’t these just stunning!!!!
Also very smart to go on a day there wasnt loads of people!
There were loads of people, I just dropped back on the tour and may have also gone off for a few wanders on my own, though I don’t think that’s strictly condoned 🙂
Great set of images Conor. Very inventive and great angles. The us of b&w really suits. Well done.
Thanks Pat, appreciate that!
great shots Connor
Thanks a million, Ray.
Beautiful work Conor. This place is scary, such history.
Thanks John! History is seeping out of the walls.
Utterly haunting…thanks for this moving post.
You’re most welcome, glad it had an impact on you!
Love the choice of the black & white theme, just makes it that much more eerie!
Thanks Michelle, it strikes the right tone I think 🙂
Thank you very much!
Thanks so much 🙂
Wow, really looks foreboding. Excellent in B&W!
Cheers Phil, appreciate that. I thought the B&W was an obvious pick here alright.
Glad to hear it!
Very very impressive series!!!
Thanks very much!
Great images – very atmospheric! 😀
Thanks Richard! Good luck picking a new theme 🙂
Kilmainham Gaol is one of my absolute favorite tours – the history is bone chillingly sad… Your photos do justice!
Thanks very much L.J. It’s a place with a tragic history, that’s for sure.
Great B&W images – I especially like the od door with the gleaming new padlock 🙂
Fantastic sequence, Conor. You can kind of see why gaol gets called chokey.
Thanks Richard, I know exactly what you mean.
Thanks guys 🙂
Haunting. Great shots.
I don’t know if you watch American Horror Story Asylum but this place reminds me of Briarcliff. Great shots.
Thanks very much. No, I’ve never seen it, must go have a look now 🙂
How completely interesting! Great images!
Thanks Alex 🙂
A great blog and very educational. It looks a forbidding place to be sent to. We still have some like that still in commission.
Thanks Leo. I can only imagine what it was like when teeming with people years ago.
Haha. I did Kilmainham just a few weeks ago myself (haven’t published the photos yet) Fun to see the similar ideas (and where you had better ones too) I’ll let you know when I publish the pics so you can counter-judge me (yours are better, though)
Great stuff, looking forward to seeing your photos!
Whoa, very powerful mood evoked.
Thanks very much, I’m really glad you felt that.
I have never actually been to Kilmainham, it is top of my list of things I really have to do when I live in Dublin again
It’s definitely worth a visit!
Nice B&W photos. Best,
Fantastic photos, such a prolific use of black and white. Great work!
Thanks very much, I appreciate that 🙂
It’s great to see such fine straight-up, black-and-white photography. 🙂
Thanks a million Tim 🙂
Amazing photos…the black and white goes with the subject and shows off the peeling paint and textures quite well. Nice job…
Thanks very much 🙂
Great photographs – haunting shots of what is a haunting place
I remember visiting there as a child and being overwhelmed, your photographs have captured that feeling once again, well done.
Thanks very much, it’s a place that would have an impact on you alright – at any age.
Some really great pictures.
Thank you very much!
Nice series of photographs in B&W. The first one captured my attention, perhaps because it’s pitch black except for the glow of light on the right wall. I see a mystery unfolding…
Thanks Mary, glad you like them 🙂 I like that image to, I always tend to lead with my favourite actually!
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For a guy that bought his first camera less than a year ago, my friend Conor sure knows how to use it! Here’s he’s captured Ireland’s historic Kilmainham Gaol in all it’s bleak and imposing glory. I’ve never visited it but now I want to more than ever.
You did justice to the amazing artwork and architectural details but it can’t be an easy place to visit.
Thanks very much. It’s a good tour, a very interesting place and fascinating to look at, of course.
Amazing photos. I love the spiral staircases.
Me too 🙂 Thanks very much!
I saw this place in the movie ”In the name of the father” but, unofrtunately, not when I was in Dublin.
Great photos, remarkable place…
Thanks very much. Ya, it’s been the prison for many films at this stage they told us on the tour. It certainly is remarkable.
I am loving these. Particularly the one with SIN. It describes us so well, unfortunately. Keep it up. You’re very good at capturing moments and places. x
Thank you very much.
Fantastic pics Conor! You definitely captured the creepy sense of foreboding, what a history that pace has!
By the way I got a camera and started taking photos in May 2012 as well, that’s interesting 🙂
Take care, keep snapping!
Your blog is great, I really enjoy my (peaceful!) visits there 🙂 Hope you are having as much fun taking photos as I am. I think once we hit May 2013 we are oficially no longer beginners!
I think these photos are just simply smashing. The sense of place and the mood captured wonderfully.
Thank you so much, I really appreciate that. It’s a very atmospheric place.
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