The Gates of Hell

Experience Life in an Irish Prison

Wicklow Gaol
Virtual Reality, Interpretive Design, Branding, Graphic Design

Travel on a journey through time and get a taste of the 1798 Rebellion, the famine era and the War of Independence through the eyes of Gaol inmates…and meet many an imposing character along the way.

We created characters who are deeply embroiled in the action and in doing so, we throw light on these periods in Irish History. A visitor who is less interested in the straightforward fact-based history is more engaged to learn something in an experiential way.

Everybody loves a good story and the human brain is wired to respond to stories in a positive way. Through story, we learn without noticing, seemingly without effort.

Feel the History

The visitor leaves with a special insight into the history of the jail, the region and indeed Ireland.


The paranormal realm and its ghostly inhabitants open their Virtual Reality doors along the journey, giving a glimpse into the strange activities that have earned the Gaol the title of “Ireland’s Most Haunted Building”.