The QUEER HISTORY OF KILMAINHAM GAOL
With Brian Crowley
12/09/2020 at 7:00pm
This special ‘virtual’ tour Kilmainham Gaol will focus of the lives of lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender prisoners associated with the building. LGBTQ+ people have played leading roles in struggle for Irish independence and many of them found themselves prisoners in Kilmainham as a result of their political and revolutionary activities. The Gaol was also used as a place of punishment for those convicted of homosexual crimes in the 19th and early 20th century, including the men involved in the Dublin Castle Scandal of 1884, the biggest gay scandal in Ireland in the 19th century. The event will be followed by a Q & A via zoom.
Brian Crowley is the curator of the collections of Kilmainham Gaol and the Pearse Museum. He is the author of ‘Patrick Pearse – A Life in Pictures’ as well as a number of articles on history and museums. He studied English and History in Trinity College and completed a Masters in Museology in the University of East Anglia. He is the former chair of the Irish Museums Association.
Booking is required for this event