Dean Gallagher's presentation gave us some new information about the education system to think about. It was a great start to the research part of the trip.
After finding a place for lunch and eating there, we walked from our hotel to Crumlin Road Gaol. This is where prisoners from the Troubles and other criminals were jailed. The gaol opened in 1845 and closed in 1996 because it was too expensive to maintain. 17 men were executed there and we got to go into the execution cell where they have a noose hanging from the ceiling. I admit that it was pretty scary. It took me a while to fall asleep that night.
|The old court house across from the gaol|
|We were served tea and scones!!!|
|Where prisoners were brought upon arrival|
|Rooms where prisoners were kept before being led to the court house|
|Tunnel to the court house|
|First of the many creepy statues in the gaol.|
|The padded cell. Creepy.|
|The education room.|
|The outside of the gaol.|
We then went to Fratelli's near the hotel. It is a cute Italian restaurant and I had pasta with shrimp. I posted a photo of it on Instagram. Here it is:
You can follow me on Instagram @thekschiap. Soon I will post about my third day in Northern Ireland when we went to Stormont, where the Northern Irish government is housed.