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debtors prisons

19 September 2012

15th C. – Brown’s Castle, Dublin

Approximately where Cornmarket is now, Brown’s Castle was better known as the Black Dog prison. The castle became a tavern from which the prison got its name. From the early 18th century the...

07 May 2012

1775 – The Marshalsea, Dublin

Built near the rear of Bridgefoot Street and Bonham Street to replace an earlier Marshalsea between Christ Church Cathedral amd Wood Quay. The Marshalsea was a debtors prison allowing debtors along with their...

11 June 2010

1794 – Debtors Prison, Green Street, Dublin

The former Debtors Prison on Green Street is adjacent to the current Courthouse and site of Newgate Gaol. It is a U-shape in plan with the two arms visable from the rear on...