28 January 2007

A Day in Court?

The Cork Courthouse houses both the city and county courts. The original courthouse was built in 1836 and was burnt in 1891 -- the facade survived, however. It was rebuilt (with the surviving facade) in 1895. It was refurbished in 20 months & opened again in 2005. I took this photo shortly before it opened again -- hence the fence & signs in front of the doors.
The sculpture at the top of the building is "Justice, Hibernia & Commerce" & was created by a Cork-born artist, Thomas Kirk.
The courthouse is on Washington Street and is on the edge of the most bustling part of the city centre.
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