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Carlow Court House

Carlow Courthouse

Noted William Morrison designed this building in the late 1820s. It is one of Ireland’s finest examples of ancient Greek revivalist architecture. The Courthouse located on the site of a former quarry, has two large court rooms contained within the impressive granite decagonal shaped building. it is said to have cost £30,000 to construct. The Courthouse, based on the Temple of Llissus in Athens, gives the impression of a temple set on a high plinth, but this obscures the fact that the basement is a maze of cells and dungeons. A cannon from the Crimean Way stands on the steps. The Court House is operated under the Department of Justice.


Carlow Courthouse at night