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1797 – Green Street Courthouse, Dublin

Architect: Whitmore Davis



Green Street Courthouse is home to the Irish Special Criminal Court which deals with high security cases involving terrorism or organised crime. The courthouse designed by Whitmore Davis and which also has a façade on Halstone Street was the scene of many trials including those of Wolfe Tone, Robert Emmet and other Fenian leaders. Lord Edward Fitzgerald died here from the injuries incurred during his arrest by Major Sirr.

The stone cylindrical volume to the right of the Green Street façade is all that remaind of the old Newgate Gaol which was on this site. The public park covers the remainder of the prison’s groundprint.