Newman House is one of the great houses of Dublin. The granite front is most handsome and the interior plaster work by Richard West, stuccadore, is of particular importance. The house was built for Richard Chappell Whaley M.P.for County Wicklow. He was commonly known as “Burn-Chapel Whaley” and was a notorious priest hunter.Tradition has it that he swore that no papist would ever darken the door of his house at 86 St. Stephens Green. It is the venue for many postgraduate and other functions of University College Dublin