From the sunny carefree Bicycle Gymkhana of yesterday to the corridor of fear and shame in Kilmainham Gaol.
This corridor must have housed desperate men who bore the most despised tag in Irish Nationalist society - "Informer"! It would be interesting to discover who was locked up there.
While we have confirmation that this image was taken before 1896 (thanks to the contributors below), we found little about the "Informers Corridor". Though, as we know noted Invincibles' informer James Carey
was kept at Kilmainham prior to removal to England, it seems likely he or others like him were housed in these cells....
Photographer: Thomas H. Mason
Collection: Mason Photographic Collection
Date: ca. 1890-1910 (but <=1896 as appears in book published that year)
NLI Ref: M26/15
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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
Source: Flickr Commons