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HMP Belfast

#1
On a recent question to the NIPS regarding the Prison on the Crumlin Road, this was there response :


"I can confirm that Belfast Prison is a listed building. There are plans to redevelop the site, along with Girdwood Barracks, with possibly a museum in the prison. The prison is now under the control of the North Belfast Partnership."

Possibly a museum, hmmmmm are they trying to model it on Kilmainham Gaol in Dublin. ?
 
#7
Aren't the apartments to be on the Girdwood site?
The Jail and in particular the tunnel to the courthouse are being touted as a museum in the literature that's knocking about. Kilmainham is cited as model in same.
 
#8
They seem to be developing the whole area around there, The's a lot of new homes up the Crum on the Shankill side but the area around the jail always looks like a slum area to me!
 
#9
Some of the proposed plans are a museum with a virtual trial, a virtual imprisonment, some virtual hunger strikers perhaps, some virtual beatings (allegedly) and then off to Paddy O'Connell's tearoom for tea and cakes at a price that would virtually break the bank.

That's of course if they can raise the virtual funds.
 
#10
mistersoft said:
Some of the proposed plans are a museum with a virtual trial, a virtual imprisonment, some virtual hunger strikers perhaps, some virtual beatings (allegedly) and then off to Paddy O'Connell's tearoom for tea and cakes at a price that would virtually break the bank.

That's of course if they can raise the virtual funds.
Hunger Striker cakes? You can eat as many as you want and still lose weight?
 
#11
mistersoft said:
Some of the proposed plans are a museum with a virtual trial, a virtual imprisonment, some virtual hunger strikers perhaps, some virtual beatings (allegedly) and then off to Paddy O'Connell's tearoom for tea and cakes at a price that would virtually break the bank.

That's of course if they can raise the virtual funds.
So Castlereagh holding centre's on the bus tour as well?
 
#12
Yokel said:
mistersoft said:
Some of the proposed plans are a museum with a virtual trial, a virtual imprisonment, some virtual hunger strikers perhaps, some virtual beatings (allegedly) and then off to Paddy O'Connell's tearoom for tea and cakes at a price that would virtually break the bank.

That's of course if they can raise the virtual funds.
Hunger Striker cakes? You can eat as many as you want and still lose weight?
If you want but no 'dirty protests' at the cost of them.

It has been stated that Crumlin Road Jail has the commercial prospects of Alcatraz.

I'm all for redevelopment but to turn it into some sort of theme park does grip my shite a bit.

If it hadn't been listed the whole thing would be flat and just another branch of Tescos.
 
#13
spike7451 said:
mistersoft said:
Some of the proposed plans are a museum with a virtual trial, a virtual imprisonment, some virtual hunger strikers perhaps, some virtual beatings (allegedly) and then off to Paddy O'Connell's tearoom for tea and cakes at a price that would virtually break the bank.

That's of course if they can raise the virtual funds.
So Castlereagh holding centre's on the bus tour as well?
As I said in my other post, there is a danger between keeping some memories alive and turning the whole of NI and parts of 'down south' into some glorified theme park for those who seem to revel in this sort of thing and are usually found hampering the emergency services at car crashes.

I think Castlereagh is after the petrol bomb demonstrations and just before lunch at the former INLA Staff Canteen or better known as a pizza restaurant just off the Dublin Road.