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Thread #66740   Message #1110608
Posted By: barrygeo
06-Feb-04 - 05:48 AM
Thread Name: Folklore: Van Diemen's Land
Subject: RE: Folklore: Van Dieman's Land
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.