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One of the highlights of O’Connell Street is the towering silver Spire of Dublin. It was built for the millennium celebration and carries the nickname of “the stiletto in the ghetto,” plus several other names. It is 394 feet tall and is an awesome sight....More
A spire, built at great taxpayer expense and originally intended to be called the “Dublin Millennial Spire.” Construction delays and Irish bureaucracy resulted in it being completed well after the millennium thus its name change. Also known locally as the “Stiletto in the Ghetto” or...More
Not your typical monument but certainly noticeable along O’Connell Street. This stainless steel needle-like ‘thing’ reaches over one-hundred metres in height. Not a lot of information to go on, but is a landmark nonetheless.
The monument is very tall and best seen from a block away. We were walking to visit the General Post Office and lost track of the Spire. We were taking pictures of the GPO when we turned around and suddenly realized it was right in...More
Seen it on 2 April 2019.
Spire is impressive, you can’t miss it. I took a walk down Tablot Street and North Earl Street towards Spire on the very first evening I arrived in Dublin by Irish Ferries (I went Dublin via Railsail package from...More