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Culture Night 2021

Welcome to the Culture Night 2021 online experience at the Department of Justice.  The Department of Justice has a rich history that we want to share and make accessible to all.


Take our interactive Virtual Tour of 51 St. Stephen’s Green

The Department of Justice has a rich history that we want to share with you and make accessible to all. The 3D Virtual Tour of 51 St. Stephen’s Green gives exclusive behind the scenes access so you can explore this historically and architecturally significant building.

You can explore some of the building’s most notable rooms, see the Minister for Justice’s Office, the Minister of State’s Office, the Secretary General’s office and visit the Boardroom, all from the comfort of your own home.



Ceannáras na Roinne Dlí agus Cirt i gcaitheamh na mblian / The Headquarters of the Department of Justice 'Through the Lens of Time'

Físeán ar stair cheannáras na Roinne Dlí agus Cirt, 50-51 Faiche Stiabhna, BÁC. Rinneadh Músaem Tionscal Éireannach agus, níos déanaí, Coláiste Eolaíochta, as teach Seoirseach, sula ndearnadh ceanncheathrú Oifig na nOibreacha Poiblí agus, ina dhiaidh sin, ceannáras na Roinne, de. Gheofar radharc ar oifig an Aire agus ar Sheomra an Bhoird, freisin.

A video presentation on the history of the headquarters of the Department of Justice, 50-51 St Stephen’s Green, with English subtitles and Irish commentary. A Georgian house was turned into a Museum of Irish Industry and later a College of Science, before being converted into the headquarters of the OPW and, afterwards, of the Department of Justice. The video also gives a view from the inside of the Minister’s office and of the Boardroom.




Inside the Irish Prison Service Museum in Mountjoy Prison

Mountjoy Prison, located next to the Royal Canal on Dublin’s northside, was originally established in 1850.  The prison has a long history, witnessing many changes in Irish society over the years.

The Irish Prison Service Museum at Mountjoy Prison has carefully collected and archived artefacts, including items from those who were in custody over the last 170 years. The museum is not open for public viewing, but for Culture Night 2021 our colleagues in the Irish Prison Service gave us a tour.  We have created a short video of the historical artefacts to give an insight into the prison's past.





Banned Books

An overview of the history of the censorship of publications in Ireland and of some of the surprising titles that made the banned list.

Ireland's Banned Books