Wicklow’s Historic Gaol is set to feature in a new blockbuster drama, Moonfleet, which will air on Sky One HD this weekend.
One of the scenes filmed at Wicklow Gaol sees Winstone in chains with a group of Guards beating him up. The star was black and blue after filming as he says they seemed to keep missing the areas where he had protective padding. He admits that he wondered had he said something bad about Ireland!
Patrick Mahood, who plays the Jailer at Wicklow’s Historic Gaol, insists that all mistreatment of Ray was purely down to acting. “That kind of thing would never happen here now! It was a brutal place in the 18th, 19th and 20thcenturies during the 1798 Rebellion, the famine era and the War of Independence. The history is sombre but we assure you no modern-day visitors are harmed! “
The first episode airs on Sky1 HD Sat 28 Dec, 8:00pm and the second one of Sun 29th December also at 8pm.