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City Hall

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City Hall was built between 1769 and 1779. The build took ten years to complete. When they decided to build City Hall a competition was advertised and 62 submissions were made. The winner of this Competition was Thomas Cooley, a young architect from...more
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City Hall Exhibition Centre Dame Street | Cork Hill, Dublin D02 NP93, Ireland
South City Centre
+353 1 222 2204
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Impressive building (Georgian architecture, inspired by Ancient Greece) , beautifully lit at night, central location next to Dublin Castle... We passed by the City Hall several times during our trip in Dublin. I liked the ceilings and floors inside, the Rotunda entrance hall, the vaults,...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The architecture of Dublin City Hall is beautiful. Admission is free, and is a nice, quick stop to view. Also, it is amidst much of the restaurant district.

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Reviewed October 9, 2018

This is a great Building dating from 1779, the impressive architecture is almost Roman temple like, there is an excellent free museum inside. It was a very important location in the revolution of 1913, and there are still bullet marks in some of the stones...More

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Reviewed October 2, 2018

This historic building has inside a well organized historical presentation of this city. With an assortment of dioramas, multi media and artifacts one can learn how Dublin came into being. This is well worth a first stop when visiting Dublin.

1  Thank travelbob1
Reviewed September 16, 2018

This actually is a nice part of Irish history and the tour is well worth it. I call it part 1 of a two part tour of Irish history, with the jail on the other side of Dublin being part 2 and a good bookend...More

1  Thank AcuraTl10
Reviewed September 11, 2018

although the budget for this exhibition isn't the same as high end art installations the amount of information here is incredible if you have the time to take it in. I enjoyed the detail of the wide street project and wished there had been a...More

1  Thank cc1Canada
Reviewed August 1, 2018

The main room on the ground floor is rather splendid. The main feature is a series of murals. However, the main reason to come here is to see the exhibition in the vaults.This gives a detailed and very interesting account of Dublin`s history. In addition,...More

1  Thank grafran
Reviewed July 30, 2018

We stopped by mainly for a brief rest from our walk. However, when we entered the main hall, we found fine architecture and also saw some interesting exhibits. I wish we would of had more time to explore this site and all it had to...More

1  Thank slhokie
Reviewed July 15, 2018

The City Hall of Dublin is very nice. It is possible to visit, freely, the grand hall, with its very high dome. Downstairs, there is a small bar and a very interesting exhibition about Dublin and its story. A lot to read, but also some...More

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DublinCityHall, Public Relations Manager at City Hall, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2018

Hi Thombly , Many thanks for taking the time to reveiw Dublin City Hall . We are delighted you enjoyed the exhibition and you found it informative thank you for the feed back and hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards Ashley

Reviewed July 10, 2018

Free to get into. Well laid out and informative history of Dublin in an impressive building.Cafe on site.

Thank Richard S
DublinCityHall, Public Relations Manager at City Hall, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2018

Hi Richard, Thank you for the lovely review we are delighted you enjoyed our free exhibition and hope to see you again soon. :) Best Wishes Ashley

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January 21, 2017|
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Response from DublinCityHall | Property representative |
It can take anywhere between 20 minutes and an hour depending on how much information you're interested in. We also have a free exhibition in the basedment :) Thanks, Ciara