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Irish prisons
« on: Thursday 20 November 14 14:37 GMT (UK) »
I don't know if anybody can help me with info on Irish prisons. I have just found a record relating to an ancestor in 1911, who was admitted to Mountjoy in Dublin for 'PLAY AT A GAME PLAY AT PITCH.' Is this for gambling or what did he get locked up for. He also got locked up the previous month for threatening behaviour. He lived at Hackett's court, which I believe was quite rough.
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Re: Irish prisons
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 20 November 14 14:48 GMT (UK) »
It could be "Pitch and Toss", a gambling game

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Re: Irish prisons
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 20 November 14 15:37 GMT (UK) »
would that have got him arrested though?

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« Reply #3 on: Thursday 20 November 14 16:22 GMT (UK) »
The English papers have numerous cases of people being charged with playing pitch and toss and they appear to have been dealt with by a fine.

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Re: Irish prisons
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 20 November 14 19:07 GMT (UK) »
marvellous, so he was gambling  ;D. Does anybody by the way know where Tomkins court was in Dublin? It must have been somewhere near Wood Quay. The family lived at Hackett's court, then Tomkins court then back to Hackett's court in the space of no time.

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Re: Irish prisons
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 20 November 14 20:32 GMT (UK) »
You've probably seen this. Courts are often missed off maps I couldn't see Hackett's Court on the map linked on here:-

http://dublincitypubliclibraries.com/content/024hackettscourt


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Re: Irish prisons
« Reply #6 on: Friday 21 November 14 15:23 GMT (UK) »
Thoms 1922 says Hackett's Court, Upr Kevin St

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