Lecture: Spike Island Convict Depot 1847-1883

17th November 2021 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Zoom Lecture

‘Spike Island Convict Depot 1847-1883’

A Zoom Lecture by Dr Barra Ó Donnabháin

In this talk, Dr Barra Ó Donnabháin explores the nature of the mid-19thcentury convict depot in Cork harbour through the stories of five men and boys who experienced life in the prison.
Dr Ó Donnabháin directed archaeological excavations at Spike Island from 2013-2018 and is currently a lecturer in the Department of Archaeology at University College Cork. He is co-author with Cal McCarthy of ‘Too Beautiful for Thieves and Pickpockets: a history of the Victorian Convict Prison on Spike Island (2016).

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