Where does Boy George visit in his episode of WDYTYA?

By Editor, 25 July 2018 - 9:13am

Boy George's journey to uncover his family history took him to Ireland. Here are the places he visited...

Boy George at Mountjoy prison
Boy George visits Mountjoy Prison where Thomas was hanged 

Birkenhead Central Library

where Shirley meets genealogist Karen Murphy to learn about the lives of her great grandparents, George and Clara, has extensive resources and archives for those researching local and family history. www.wirral.gov.uk/libraries-and-archives/find-library/birkenhead-central...
 

Goldenbridge Convent Industrial School

You can learn more about Goldenbridge Convent Industrial School, at the site of which George reflects on his grandmother’s life, at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Vincent's_Industrial_School,_Goldenbridge
 

Kilmainham Gaol Museum

To quote its website, the Kilmainham Gaol Museum, which operated between 1796 and 1924, now “symbolises the tradition of militant and constitutional nationalism from the rebellion of 1798 to the Irish civil war”. It’s here that George sees the kind of cell where former prisoner Thomas would have been held. “It’s almost like a tomb.” The museum has an extensive collection of archives.
 

Mountjoy Prison

Mountjoy Prison, where Thomas was hanged and where George sees the preserved ‘hang room where he was executed, is still a working jail.
 

Glasnevin Cemetery

Glasnevin Cemetery, where Thomas and Annie now rest, has extensive and digitised archives.

 

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