St Michan’s Church
Macabre remains are the main attraction at this church, which was founded by the Danes in 1095 and named after one of their saints....
St Audoen's Church of Ireland
Two churches, side-by-side, each bearing the same name, a tribute to St Audoen, the 7th-century bishop of Rouen (aka Ouen) and patron...
St Audoen's Catholic Church
Attached to the medieval St Audoen's Church of Ireland is the bigger 19th-century Catholic St Audoen's, which in 2006 was handed over...
Traditional purists love the nightly music sessions at this pub, which by day caters to barristers, solicitors and their clients from...
Inns Quay · interesting places nearby
Four Courts information
This masterpiece of James Gandon (1743–1823) is a mammoth complex stretching 130m along Inns Quay, as fine an example of Georgian public architecture as there is in Dublin. Despite the construction of a brand new criminal courts building further west along the Liffey, the Four Courts is still the enduring symbol of Irish law going about its daily business. Visitors are allowed to wander through the building, but not to enter courts or other restricted areas.
The Corinthian-columned central block, connected to flanking wings with enclosed quadrangles, was begun in 1786 and not completed until 1802. The original four courts (Exchequer, Common Pleas, King's Bench and Chancery) all branch off of the central rotunda. In the lobby of the central rotunda you'll see bewigged barristers conferring and police officers handcuffed to their charges.