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Address: Inns Quay, Dublin 8, Ireland
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This historic building is home to Ireland's legal court system.

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The facade is beautiful but the history of the Four Courts is worth a read. There are some plaques on the walls upstairs.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Natalie Y
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The facade is beautiful but the history of the Four Courts is worth a read. There are some plaques on the walls upstairs.

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Reviewed 26 December 2016

So the whole of Dublin seemed to have closed down during the Xmas period until we came to this area of town. There were a lot of people walking around and it seemed to be more populated. Also beyond that some parts of Dublin had seemed to be a bit run down and this was a nice part of town.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 November 2016

If you don't actually want to go in you can get a very good view of these impressive buildings by going on the red line of the Lucas tram.There is a tram stop just adjacent.

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Thank wingate
Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 October 2016

This is an extraordinary building. Entrance is through the "public entrance" on the quays. The great unwashed may only enter that way and visitors are not only welcome but entitled to enter. Subject to not bringing in knives, mace,guns or weapons and there are no exceptions to this no matter how low your view is of the legal profession. The... More 

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Thank Dranreb E
Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 11 August 2016

The Four Courts is well worth a visit to walk around and look at the various court rooms. The building is amazing.

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Reviewed 22 May 2016

Located on the Northside of the River Liffey near the centre of Dublin City. This was built by the British when they Occupied Ireland.

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Shannon, Ireland
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Reviewed 15 May 2016

The buildings are beautiful and its very easy to get to. The red lines Luas stops here and you would also see it walking down the quays. Very interesting and historic. The highlight for me was seeing judges walking around with their wigs on as until then it was something I had only seen on TV.

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Lurgan, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 April 2016

A, visit to the Four courts ,Dublin is a must do ,when visiting the city, located on Inns Quay, Construction started back in 1776, and finish in 1802, it was built in the style of Neoclassicism, it was built to house the then, Irish courts system ,of Chancery, Kings Bench, Exchequer, and Common Pleas, hence its name, The Four Courts,... More 

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Reviewed 24 April 2016

Like many buildings in Dublin, the Four Courts building was destroyed by fire in the 1920's civil war. Although called 'Four Courts,' this is the home of three Irish courts: Supreme Court, High Court and Dublin Circuit Court- the 4th was moved in 2010. The structure is grand but not overly ornate- obviously the facade is the most photogenic with... More 

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Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

You really can't miss this from the river, it is a central location. There is renovation work and the central cupola is shrouded in scaffolding, but I don't think public would have access anyway. Photos are best from the opposite bank of the river where you can get more of the impressive structure into the frame.

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