Warden's grandaughter visits Sligo Gaol from USA


Last weekend we had a very interesting visitor to the jail. Whilst on holiday in Ireland American Patti Hawkins discovered that her grandfather Arthur Jones had worked as a prison warden at Sligo Gaol.

He had joined the prison service working in Mountjoy Prison, after serving in the army during World War 1. On a visit to Mountjoy the archivist there confirmed that Arthur had been transferred to Sligo Gaol in 1925. It was a pleasure to show Patti and husband Dwight around the jail where her grandfather had worked.

Patti Hawkins and her husband at Sligo Gaol

Sligo Gaol has far reaching links with many countries and families, if you have a story to share with us please email info@sligogaol.ie, we would love to hear it.

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