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barrygeo Folklore: Van Diemen's Land (47) RE: Folklore: Van Dieman's Land 06 Feb 04

For Irish convicts being deported to Van Diemens Land the first stop off was Mountjoy jail in Dublin. They were then moved to Spike Island Prison in Cork before embarking on the long Voyage to Tasmania.

Mountjoy is still in use as a prison but the Irish Goverment has just this week announced plans to demolish it.

Mountjoy jail was also the subject of Bendan Behan's song The Ould Triangle.


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