This is the hangmans noose in Crumlin Road Gaol. The last execution carried out there was of Robert Andrew McGladdery.
He was convicted of the murder of Pearl Gamble, aged 19, whom he had battered, strangled and stabbed to death on 28 January 1961. It transpired the murderer and victim were distant cousins.
The murder investigations led to McGladdery & at his trial in Downpatrick
, McGladdery pleaded his innocence but was found guilty and sentenced to death on 16 October 1961. The evening before his execution he allegedly made a full confession to the murder and was was hanged, aged 26, at the jail on 20 December 1961.