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Read about the layout and architectural details of Wicklow Gaol – one of Ireland’s most historic prison buildings.

Details of the Prison Building

The jail building is three stories in height with an extensive basement and yard area. The walls are constructed from thick granite slabs and rubble stone. Wicklow Gaol was originally built in the late eighteenth century though there has been a jail on the site since 1702. The present structure dates to 1842-3 with major renovation work occurring in the late 1990s.

Architectural Gallery

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