The entry of a stray bull into the Round Hall in 1835 proved a one-off event. Livestock, in general, were not attracted to the Four Courts.
Carriages, on the other hand, were an entirely different matter, particularly when driven by intoxicated Dublin youth attracted to the long straight stretch of quay in front of the portico.
An account of one such incident is to be found in the Clonmel Herald of 10 December 1834:
“On Saturday, about three o’clock p.m., two coal porters in the last stage