The Four Courts, Dublin, Ireland, has been the centre of the Irish legal system since 1796. It has also served many additional functions: priory, parliament, army camp, political talking shop and colourful stage for many entertaining and fascinating characters and events.

This site takes readers back in time to the Four Courts of yesterday through old newspaper stories and historical images. It is a private endeavour not associated with any professional or academic institution or organisation.

Click on the video below to visit the Four Courts as it is today, and hear some of its very early history.