Image shown: The Trial © Sinead McCann & Sixbetween.

The Trial, a visual arts installation on the theme of healthcare in Irish prisons, past and present, will open to the public from 13-26 April in the Old Courthouse in Kilmainham Gaol Museum, Dublin. 

The Trial is a collaborative visual arts installation between Dr Sinead McCann and UCD historians, Catherine Cox and Fiachra Byrne, working on the ‘Prisoners, Medical Care and Entitlement to Health in England and Ireland, 1850-2000’ research project, and men with lived prison experience who engage with The Bridge Project, Dublin 8. The artwork will offer multiple perspectives on the long history of healthcare in prison.

The Trial is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland under the Arts Participation Award scheme, and by Dublin City Council Community Grant and with in kind support from UCD.

You can read more about The Trial at this blog written by McCann.

For further information on the research project visit


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