The historic City Gaol opened in 1824 and closed in 1923. Originally the prison housed both male and female prisoners who committed crimes within the city borders.
In 1878, the City Gaol became a women prison until the men who opposed to the 1920 Anglo-Irish Treaty were imprisoned there in 1922-1923. The jail then deteriorated until it was restored and re-opened for tourists in 1993.
At the end of the session, you will have:
- visited Cork City Gaol.
- had fun singing one of the most famous songs by the Irish band "The Corrs"
- shared your investigation report through different means.
Why don't you visit it virtually? Click on the Cork City Gaol web page and you will be able to do it easily.
At this website, you can obtain some information about all the different activities you can do at the Gaol. Before answering the questions, take a virtual tour of the Gaol.
Can you find the answers to the following questions at the website?
- How much does a family ticket cost? (Check the Visit Us section)
- Is there a souvenir shop at the Gaol? (Check the Facilities section)
- Who was the architect of Cork Gaol? (Check the Famous People section)
- When was the imprisonment for debt abolished? (Check the Important Dates section)
Remember that Cork City Gaol must be part of the route at your Google Sites map.
Continue with your posts on Twitter (#taskrecycling and #projectcork). Which section from the official Corck city Gaol is, in your opinion, the most impressive.