Men’s Retirement Trip to Kilmainham Gaol & Guinness Storehouse

Blackwater Community Connect are organising a trip  for retired men that will prove a great link with Irish history.   The trip includes a guided tour of Kilmainham Gaol that will reveal some historical stories.  The Gaol has been the site of the internment of every noteworthy nationalist leader from the time it opened in 1796 until it closed in 1924.  Some former prisoners include Robert Emmet, O’Donovan Rossa, Charles Stewart Parnell, Michael Davitt, Pádraig Pearse, James Connolly, Countess Markievicz, Éamon de Valera, Joseph Plunkett, Thomas MacDonagh and many other prominent names from Ireland’s fight for independence.

After lunch you will see how the pint of Guinness is made as you filter through the seven floors of the Guinness Storehouse building until you sample a pint of the ‘black stuff’ in the Gravity Bar as you take in a 360° panoramic view of Dublin City and its surrounds.

The group will leave Mallow Railway Station at 8.50am on Thursday August 25th with bus connections from Fermoy and Blarney.  If you hold a free travel pass (to cover train travel) and you might like to travel then book with Mary Allen at 025/33411.  Places allocated on a first come first served basis.  Fee of €45 to cover entrance fees, meal and bus costs.  Free Travel pass for train.

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One thought on “Men’s Retirement Trip to Kilmainham Gaol & Guinness Storehouse

  1. Sounds like a great day out. It’s surprising how many adults have never visited Dublin. I’m sure most of the group have already been there, but for some it may be their first time. In any case, there’s nothing like a day-trip to help a group bond. Keep us posted how it goes or if there’s anything unusual or particularly interesting the group get up to. E:

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