Home to the Irish legal courts since 1796, this fine 18th-century building was designed by James Gandon. It is distinguished by its graceful Corinthian columns, massive dome, and exterior statues of Justice, Mercy, Wisdom, and Moses. Badly damaged by the fighting during the Civil War of 1922, this building was later artfully restored, although some details, such as the statues of famous Irish lawyers that once adorned the niches of the Round Hall, were lost. No public tours are offered, sadly, but if you want to see the interior, slip in to watch a trial in progress.
The Four Courts
Inns Quay, Dublin 8
Our Rating Transportation Luas: Four Courts. Bus: 25, 25A, 51D, 51X, 68, 69, 78, 79, 79A, 83, 151, 172 Phone 01/888-6000 Web site The Four Courts
MapInns Quay, Dublin 8 Dublin
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