We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Four Courts

Inns Quay, Dublin 8, Ireland
+353 1 888 6000
Website
Share
Save
Book In Advance
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
This historic building is home to Ireland's legal court system. The building was designed by Thomas Cooley and James Gandon and completed in 1796. It was almost completely destroyed during the Civil War in 1922 and reopened in 1931. You are welcome to visit the building to observe the courts in action during the legal terms. You can tour the building using a self guiding booklet available at the Information Desk off the Round Hall, inside the main entrance on Inns Quay. There is a permanent exhibition on the first floor and a two coffee shops serving refreshments. You can complement your visit to this 18th century building by taking the LUAS to the Criminal Courts of Justice, a 21st century building, located near the main entrance to the Phoenix Park. Learn about the courts
  • Excellent19%
  • Very good59%
  • Average22%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“civil war” (4 reviews)
“liffey river” (2 reviews)
“destroyed” (4 reviews)
Closed
Hours
Hours Today: Closed
LOCATION
Inns Quay, Dublin 8, Ireland
CONTACT
Website
+353 1 888 6000
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Dublin
US$53 per adult
More Info
US$30 per adult
More Info
US$69 per adult
More Info
US$39 per adult
More Info
Write a ReviewReviews (72)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"civil war"
in 4 reviews
"liffey river"
in 2 reviews
"destroyed"
in 4 reviews
"rotunda"
in 2 reviews
"facade"
in 2 reviews
"architecture"
in 4 reviews
"landmark"
in 2 reviews
"history"
in 11 reviews
"visitors"
in 2 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 44 reviews

Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

The Four Courts building is Dublin’s juridical core. It is located near the Liffey river. Its exterior is elegant and its interiors are majestic. Its overall architecture is spectacular, therefore. I think it is well worthy a visit, if you are in Dublin.

1  Thank Michela C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Originally held the four divisions that made up the judicial system. Destroyed by fire during the Civil War of 1921. Restored with few changes to the exterior. No photos allowed inside.

1  Thank Linda B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful historic building which once inside (you have to pass through security scanners) is a wealth of architectural beauty with information from its beginnings placed strategically around the corridors. Thus if you have a long wait, it provides a good distraction from...More

1  Thank Lorna19
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 27 March 2017

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

1  Thank Natalie Y
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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...More

Thank youke_worldwide
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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.

Thank wingate
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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...More

Thank Dranreb E
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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.

Thank Bernie1974
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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.

Thank Clem C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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...More

Thank jarlath m m
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 150 hotels in Dublin
Handels Hotel Temple Bar
1,318 reviews
.13 miles away
Harding Hotel
2,446 reviews
.14 miles away
Paramount Hotel Temple Bar
1,493 reviews
.18 miles away
Jurys Inn Dublin Christchurch
3,188 reviews
.18 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
Darkey Kelly's Bar & Restaurant
1,014 reviews
.14 miles away
Queen of Tarts
5,629 reviews
.16 miles away
Copper Alley Bistro
711 reviews
.16 miles away
Oscars Cafe Bar Christchurch
157 reviews
.13 miles away
Nearby Attractions
St. Audoen's Church
208 reviews
.16 miles away
Smock Alley Theatre 1662
112 reviews
.13 miles away
Dublinia: Experience Viking and Medieval Dublin
2,938 reviews
.16 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
AbelJM
1 February 2016|
Answer
Response from Jonas N |
Yes. I visited the court as part of a group and we were told by the Courts Service that everyone can visit the court and move freely. Most cases are also open to the public. You have to go through security.
0
Votes
Google Translation