Kilmainham Gaol

I was returned to the cells of Beechworth Prison…

Kilmainham Gaol, Inchicore Road, Dublin 8, Ireland

…and here the turnkeys stripped me and shore my cut and bleeding head while heaping me with threats & insults…

Kilmainham Gaol, Inchicore Road, Dublin 8, Ireland

…but even a green log will burn when the heat is high enough.

Kilmainham Gaol, Inchicore Road, Dublin 8, Ireland

Many is the night I have sat by the roaring river the rain never ending them logs so green bubbling and spitting blazing in a rage no rain can staunch.

Kilmainham Gaol, Inchicore Road, Dublin 8, Ireland

From Peter Carey’s True History of the Kelly Gang (2000)

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