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Minister for the Office of Public Works, Patrick O’Donovan (left) with Brian Crowley, Curator of Collections, Kilmainham Gaol Museum inspect the ‘Banner of the Patriots’ carried into Portobello Barracks in 1922 (top)

This afternoon.

Inchicore Road, Kilmainham, Dublin 8.

Minister of State with responsibility for the Office of Public Works, Patrick O’Donovan visited Kilmainham Gaol Museum to view the `Banner of the Patriots’ as it went on public display in the Museum for the first time.

The exhibition will also feature a number of objects and letters connected with the men whose names appear on the banner, carried by troops of the new National Army/Free state Army, as they marched into Portobello Barracks  on May 17, 1922.

Exhibition honouring War of Independence dead opens in Dublin (RTE)

Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

From top: Michael Caine (carrying parcel) in a scene from The Italian Job shot in Kilmainham Gaol; Kilmainham today.

The Irish Film Institute writes:

All the prison scenes in the 1969 classic The Italian Job were actually filmed in Kilmainham Jail, in Dublin! The East Wing was painted yellow.

After the filming of In The Name Of The Father in 1992, it was repainted in cream & brown, which remains to this day.


U2 perform inside Kilmainham for single ‘A Celebration’ in 1982.

The band were at the time serving six months for a number of fashion crimes.


Laura McAtackney, Associate Professor in Sustainable Heritage Management (Archaeology) at Denmark’s Århus University in Newman House this afternoon

You may recall the free seminar – Revolting Women: Irish Feminist, Labour and Nationalist Movements 1913-1923 – is under way today in Newman House, Stephen’s Green, Dublin.

From the event…

Previously: Women Rising

Pic: Claire McGettrick