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Historic Buildings in Dublin

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Kilmainham Gaol

Kilmainham GaolInchicore Rd, Kilmainham, Dublin 8, Ireland
Built in 1792 it is Ireland’s most famous disused prison. It held throughout the years many famous Nationalists and Republicans in members of the Society of United Irishmen (1798), Young Irelanders (c1840s), Fenians and Land agitators, Parnell, Davitt. Th
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Number Twenty Nine

Number Twenty Nine29 Lower Fitzwilliam Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
Situated in the heart of Dublins fashionable Georgian streets, this is a unique museum - a restored four-story town house that reflects the lifestyle of a Dublin middle-class family during the period 1790 to 1820.
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Dublin Castle

Dublin CastlePalace Street, off Dame Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
Built between 1208 and 1220, this complex represents some of the oldest surviving architecture in the city, and was the centre of English power in Ireland for over seven centuries until it was taken of by the Irish Free State in 1922. Highlights include t
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Custom House

Custom HouseCustom House Quay, Dublin 1, Ireland
No view of Dublins skyline is complete without a tableau of the Custom House, one of Dublins finest Georgian buildings.
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Leinster House - The Irish Parliament

Leinster House - The Irish ParliamentKildare St, Dublin 2, Ireland
The government obtained this building, originally built for the Duke of Leinster in 1745, in 1922 for parliamentary use and then bought the entire building two years later.
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Dublin City Hall - The Story of the Capital

Dublin City Hall - The Story of the CapitalDame St, Dublin 2, Ireland
Dublin City Hall is a magnificent example of the Georgian architecture for which Dublin is world renowned. Originally used as a financial centre for the merchants of Dublin, today it is the focal point for the elected members of Dublin City Council.
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Bank of Ireland - Former Parliament House, College Green

Bank of Ireland - Former Parliament House, College GreenCollege Green, Dublin 2, Ireland
The prestigious offices of Ireland's national bank began life as the first purpose-built parliament house in Europe. Completed in 1739 it served as Ireland's Parliament until the Act Of Union in 1801 which imposed direct rule on Ireland from London.
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Kings Inns

Henrietta St/Constitution Hill, Dublin 1, Ireland
This classically proportioned public building was founded in 1795 as a place of residence and study for barristers. Designed by James Gandon, it was finally completed in 1817 after Francis Johnston added the graceful cupola.
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Howth Harbour

Harbour Road, Howth, Dublin 13, Ireland
Constructed between 1807-09, and frequented by yachts and fishing-boats, was the scene of the gun-running incident of July 1914, but unfortunately only 900 rifles and 25,000 rounds of ammunition were landed here from Germany in Robert Erskine Childers ya
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Belvedere House

Great Dominick St, Dublin 1, Ireland
A building of note, built in 1775 and contains many exquisite fireplaces and plasterwork.
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Farmleigh House and Gardens

Phoenix Park, Dublin 8
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General Post Office (GPO)

General Post Office (GPO)O'Connell Street, Dublin 1, Ireland
Built in 1818 halfway along O'Connell Street (formerly Sackville street), the GPO (right) became a symbol of the 1916 Easter Rising. Members of the Irish Volunteers and Irish Citizen Army seized the building on Easter Monday and Patrick Pearse read out th
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Government Buildings

Merrion Street Upper, Dublin 2, Ireland
The offices of the Government Departments are open to the public at certain times.
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Skerries Mills

Skerries MillsSkerries, Co Dublin, Ireland
The Skerries Mills industrial and heritage centre and town park comprises a watermill, 5-sail windmill and 4-sail windmill with associated mill races, mill pond and wetlands.
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Howth Castle

Howth, Dublin 13, Ireland
In the grounds of this fine castle is a prehistoric burial place.
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The Four Courts

The Four CourtsFour Courts, Arran Quay, Dublin 1, Ireland
The home of the Irish law courts since 1796, this fine 18th century building overlooks the north bank of the River Liffey on the west side of Dublin.
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St. Michan's Church

Church St, Dublin 7, Ireland
This church was mostly rebuilt in 1686 on the site of an earlier 11th century church. However, the most interesting attractions are inside: carvings of violins, an organ which Handel may have played on, and caskets in the church's crypt.
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Trinity College Dublin

Trinity College DublinCollege Green, Dublin 2, Ireland
Founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth. Trinity's lawns and cobbled quads provide a pleasant haven in the heart of the city. The Book of Kells is housed in the Old Library.
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Rathfarnham Castle

Rathfarnham CastleRathfarnham, Dublin 14, Ireland
The date of the foundation of the Castle is uncertain, but recent research would suggest 1583 as the most likely date. The Castle has a colourful and interesting history with 18th century interiors by Sir William Chambers and James Athenian Stuart and was
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Newman House

85-86 St. Stephens Green Dublin 2, Ireland
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Mansion House

Dawson Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
Dáil Éireann first met here on 21 January 1919, before moving to Leinster House. Today the building is used mostly for civic functions and receptions. This building is not open to the public.
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Drimnagh Castle

Drimnagh CastleLong Mile Road, Drimnagh, Dublin 12, Ireland
Drimnagh Castle was, until 1954, one of the oldest continually inhabited Castles in Ireland, and is an outstanding example of an old feudal stronghold. It is the only Irish castle still to be surrounded by a flooded moat.
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Clondalkin Round Tower

Clondalkin, Dublin 22, Ireland
A round tower, dating from the 6th century. Opposite is a graveyard with ruins of an old medieval church.
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Aras An Uachtarain - The President's Residence

Aras An Uachtarain - The President's ResidencePhoenix Park, Dublin 8, Ireland
This is the residence of the President of Ireland. Guided tours are available (one hour long) and include an introductory film at the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, return transport to an tÁras, tour of the exhibition centre and main state reception rooms.
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Newbridge House and Farm

Donabate Co. Dublin, Ireland
This fine Palladian style mansion is set on 350 acres of parkland, 12 miles north of Dublin city centre and boasts one of the finest Georgian interiors in Ireland - indeed the house appears more or less as it did 150 years ago.
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Powerscourt Townhouse Centre

Powerscourt Townhouse CentreSouth William Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
The townhouse of a famous Georgian family. Today the building houses one of the cities nicest shopping centres. In the 1960's major restoration turned it into a centre of specialist galleries, antique shops, jewellery stalls, cafés and other shop units. T
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Marsh's Library

St. Patricks Close Dublin 8, Ireland
Founded in 1701 and the oldest public library in Ireland.
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Royal College of Surgeons

St. Stephens Green West, Dublin 2, Ireland
An imposing building dating back to 1806. The college itself was founded in 1784 to train surgeons, today provides extensive education and training in the healthcare professions.
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Casino Marino

Casino MarinoMalahide Road, Marino, Dublin 3, Ireland
A fine building of note from the 18th century. Access by guided tour.
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Malahide Castle

Malahide, Co. Dublin, Ireland
Set on 250 acres of park land in the pretty seaside town of Malahide, was both a fortress and a private home for nearly eight hundred years, and is an interesting hodge-podge of architectural styles.
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