The Crumlin Gaol: Taking a Break from Freedom

Karla Ramos takes you through the Crum, Ireland’s last remaining Victorian-era prison.

It is easy to get lost. The prison is pretty big, and there are many maze-like turns — supposedly to confuse any escaping prisoners. When we came in, we were warned that we should not stray away from the group, as it is very easy to get lost! This happens mostly to those who had once been held prisoners here, and are now coming back to see the prison again as free men. Talk about revisiting memories!