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      shaun
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      I didn’t even know this place existed up until last month when I went for a walk around Capel street area.

      Green street court house and the former debtors prison are two fine (and intimidating) Georgian buildings, such a great surprise to be confronted by the old walls of the prison as you walk in around a corner off Capel street.

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      Paul Clerkin
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      Anonymous
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      I dunno if you noticed that a significant section of the wall to the right of the court house is of a different coloured brick as a result of and IRA escape in the 70s which involved blowing up the wall. I lived nearby briefly; I have a vague memory being woken up at about 5 or 6 on a Sunday morning by the noise of the demolition of a further piece of gloomily atmospheric victoriana on the same side of the street at the corner with North King Street. No doubt this developer behaviour was completely above board :rolleyes:

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      Anonymous
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      Thanks for the photo. Is the courthouse going to retain its function when the new court opens by the park?

    • #805724
      Anonymous
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      @notjim wrote:

      Thanks for the photo. Is the courthouse going to retain its function when the new court opens by the park?

      I would imagine it would still be necessary to keep the Special Criminal Court seperate from the rest of the state’s judicial functions?

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