To truly understand Irish history, step inside the former prison of Kilmainham. Not only were ordinary criminals incarcerated but also women and children from the age of 7, causing overcrowding and forcing internees to sleep in corridors.
Crimes varied from petty theft in order to avoid famine, to political activism and revolutionaries such as leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising who were executed on prison grounds. Not only has the Kilmainham Gaol played a role in Ireland’s path to independence but it has become a symbol of the revolution.
You haven’t fully experienced Dublin without a visit to the Guinness Storehouse, the Home of Guinness. The St. James’s Gate Brewery has been home to the Guinness Brewery since 1759.
It is now used to provide an unforgettable Irish adventure beginning at the bottom of the world’s largest pint glass and continuing through seven floors to discover all about the brewery’s history until you finally get your pint at the top floor with its panoramic view.