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Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Heritage Centre

Nenagh Heritage Centre is housed in the former Governor’s house of Nenagh Gaol, this octagonal three storey building originally had seven cell blocks radiating from all sides, only one of which remains intact today.

The Governor’s house has a number of exhibitions on the gaol, local heritage and a genealogy service. The complex is entered through a strong gate house which was formally the site of public executions.

There is a permanent exhibition here on two brothers who were executed in 1858. The Mac Cormack’s were condemned to death for the murder of a land agent who had been involved in a number of evictions. They were posthumously exonerated and their bodys were reinterred from Nenagh Gaol to their native parish in 1910.

Governors House, Nenagh

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