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The New Jail

The Jail was built in 1814 and was designed by Morrison & Richards and cost £22,000. It had 100 cells, a school, and matron and tread mill. It was demolished in 1948. The picture shows a Roscommon Hunt meet about 1930-1935.

Further Reading Sources:
Volume 2 – 1988 Roscommon Historical & Archaeological Society Journal
  • Page 35  The New Gaol by David Molloy