The Invincibles in Kilmainham Gaol
This is the first in a series of seven videos looking at the story of The Invincibles, who were held in Kilmainham Gaol following the fatal stabbing of Lord Frederick Cavendish and T.H. Burke in Dublin’s Phoenix Park, on 6th May 1882.
In Part 1 we visit Kilmainham Courthouse where their initial hearings took place and which was the scene of a dramatic betrayal by the leader of the group.
In Part 2 of The Invincibles series, we go to the Stonebreakers Yard. Inspector Mallon, the police officer who led the investigation into the killing of Lord Frederick Cavendish and T.H. Burke, orchestrated an elaborate scenario in this yard which convinced one of the getaway drivers, James Kavanagh, to give evidence against his former friends.
Part 3 of The Invincibles series investigates how Inspector Mallon used a series of psychological strategies to break the leader of The Invincibles, James Carey, and persuade him to testify against the rest of his comrades.
In Part 4 we look at the last days and hours of the five members of The Invincibles who were executed in Kilmainham Gaol in May and June in 1883. *CONTENT WARNING: This video includes some explicit discussion of hanging*
Part 5 of this series concentrates on the executions of five members of The Invincibles between May and June in 1883 in a yard in the south-western corner of Kilmainham Gaol. *CONTENT WARNING: This video includes some explicit discussion of hanging*
In this video we discuss the immediate aftermath of the executions of The Invincibles in 1883 and the inquests into their deaths held in Kilmainham Gaol.
We conclude our series on The Invincibles by looking at the fate of James Carey, the man who betrayed his comrades to save his own life, and the final dramatic twist in this story.