Friday 31 August 2018

Conference: Crime and Punishment in C19th & C20th Ireland - 200 years of Sligo Gaol, 1818-2018

To mark the 200th anniversary of Ireland's only surviving polygonal prison, Sligo Gaol is holding a conference – Crime and Punishment in 19th- & 20th-century Ireland - 200 years of Sligo Gaol, 1818-2018 – on the weekend of 7-9 September.

A diverse selection of topics ranging from the Spike Island Excavations to Child Prisoners in Sligo Gaol in the late C19th, and from Dark Tourism to MIchael Collins' Jail Journal will be presented and discussed by leading experts in the field of crime and punishment in 19th and 20th century Ireland.

The weekend celebrations will include bespoke tours of Sligo Gaol (for delegates), the launch of a children’s book and the unveiling of a portrait of Michael Collins, who was an inmate in the jail 100 years ago. There is also an optional Conference Dinner on the Saturay evening... not in the jail.

​You can view and download the full conference brochure here. See EventBrite for Tickets (€24-€30, includes refreshments each day and lunch on Saturday).