Ireland 1849

Sidney Osborne: “The gallows in Ireland were familiar and ever present features in front of every jailhouse – no higher from the ground than an ordinary second-floor. Unlike England, they were in Ireland permanent fixtures – balconies with their fallen floors still hanging down from the last execution for all Irish Catholics to see and contemplate. About 10 feet above each trapdoor was a horizontal iron beam from the end of which hung a large iron cast of a skull.” Taken from The Truth Behind The Irish Famine. 72 paintings, 400 eyewitness quotes:

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