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Open 360 Days a year.

Oct - Mar
10.00am - 4pm
Apr - Sep
9.30am - 5pm  

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Countess Markievicz spent 4 months here in Cork City Gaol.
Photography by Barry McCarthy


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Summer Timetable

1st April to 30th Sept.

5.45 a.m.  Bell rings, prisoners rise and clean cells etc.

6.00 a.m. Officers muster.

6.15 a.m. Exercise.

7.00 a.m.  Labour commences.

7.45 a.m. Prisoners breakfast.

8.00 a.m. Officers to breakfast.

8.40 a.m. Labour recommences (patrols go to breakfast).

12.45 p.m. Labour ceases.

1.00 p.m. Diners (prisoners school, and religious instruction).

1.15 p.m. Officers to dinner (except patrols).

2.00 p.m. Labour recommences (patrols to dinner).

5.00 p.m. Exercise for such prisoners as the Governor may arrange.

6.00 p.m. Supper, school, or religious instruction.

7.00 p.m. Evening guard goes on duty. Labour commences in cell.

8.00 p.m. Bed.

8.30 p.m. Lights out.

10.30 p.m. Night watch comes on duty.

The “exercise” mentioned above was labour in the open air, where each of the prisoners had to be a minimum of five paces apart.





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