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Wicklow Gaol

Wicklow Gaol

1 Kilmantin Hill
Corporation Lands, Wicklow,
Haunted Ireland

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Corporation Lands, Wicklow Ireland is home to one of the most haunted places in the country, Wicklow Gaol. Come explore its mystery with Haunted Journeys.


Wicklow Gaol has earned its reputation as one of the most haunted places in Ireland. Locals call it "the Gates of Hell." A prison has been on the site since the late 1700s. Prisoners were held here during the 1798 Rebellion and the Great Famine. 

The prison was extended in 1822 and further extended 1842. The prison was closed by 1900 but reopened to hold prisoners during the Irish War for Independence and the Irish Civil War. The last prisoners left in 1924. Renovations started in 1995 and it reopened as a museum in 1998.


Wicklow Gaol was a place of horrendous atrocities in which prisoners were tortured and starved. It was overcrowded and there were no medical treatments for the prisoners. Many have experienced being pushed outside when standing near the actual "Gates of Hell." An eerie mist is seen now and then on the walkway to the second-floor cells. A visitor once saw a woman in a 19th-century attire believed to be Mary Morris, the matron. A little girl appears in the schoolroom, sometimes poking visitors in the thigh or pulling on their clothing. I

The Wicklow Gaol was featured in 2018's "World's Largest Ghost Hunt" (http://www.nationalghosthuntingday.com/). The property also appeared in SyFy Channel's Ghost Hunters International. 

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Date added: Mar/17/2019 | Last time updated: Apr/28/2020
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