||'The courthouse, situated on the quay, opposite to the end of the bridge, is a neat structure, erected at the expense of the county , and consists of a centre and two wings, with its entrance under a portico supported by two columns' (Lewis). Similar to Portlaoise court house. RM paid for repairs and alts. to new court house 1807. Burnt out in 1921.
J.N. Brewer, The Beauties of Ireland (1825 & 1826), I, 251; Samuel Lewis, A Topographical dictionary of Ireland (1837),II, 710; A.M. Rowan, ed., The Architecture of Richard Morrison and William Vitruvius Morrison (IAA, 1989), 172-173(illus.) (which mistakenly suggests that central block with its recessed tetrastyle portico in antis, shown in photograph, was part of Morrison's design).