Four Courts Press
Headquarters locationDublin, Ireland
DistributionGill (Ireland)[1]
IPG (USA)[2]
Key peopleMartin Healy, managing director; Martin Fanning, publisher
Publication typesBooks

Four Courts Press is an independent Irish academic publishing house, with its office at Malpas Street, Dublin 8, Ireland.[3]

Founded in 1970 by Michael Adams, who died in February 2009,[4] its early publications were primarily theological, notably the English translation of the Navarre Bible.[4] From 1992 it expanded into publishing peer-reviewed works in Celtic Studies, Medieval Studies and Ecclesiastical History, and then into Modern History, Art, Literature and Law.[5] As of late 2020, Four Courts Press had around 500 titles in print and publishing around 50 new works each year.[6]


  1. ^ "Our Clients". Gill Distribution. Retrieved 4 December 2017.
  2. ^ "IPG Four Courts Press". IPG. Retrieved 13 February 2019.
  3. ^ "Four Courts Press Catalogue 2019". Four Courts Press. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 November 2011. Retrieved 5 November 2011.
  4. ^ a b Bernard, Toby (19 March 2009). "Michael Adams: Academic publisher whose Four Courts Press led the market in Ireland". The Independent. Retrieved 5 November 2011.
  5. ^ "Four Courts Press | About Us". Retrieved 13 February 2019.
  6. ^ "Books". Four Courts Press. Archived from the original on 28 November 2020.