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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's awesome sculpture, and I can well imagine that it can become a symbol of modern Dublin one day. At least it can help a lost tourist, as it's well seen from many places in the city.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Maria Anna M
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Spire is a great landmark in O'Connell street Dublin North and helps a lot when as a tourist you are visiting Dublin.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank ErwinvdM
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Giant northside steel pole that is hard to miss. Many tour groups meet here due to its central location. Free to visit. In the middle of the street.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Stacy K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful monument. You can see it from almost everywhere around Dublin city center. Extremelly high!

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 16, 2019 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 15, 2019

It's like thinking you might really be able to get to heaven OR thinking that's how the angels descend from heaven.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Mir2001
Reviewed April 12, 2019 via mobile

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

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 10, 2019 via mobile

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

Date of experience: April 2019
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It was built of 6 separate sections which were manufactured elsewhere and assembled on site. It's around 120 metres high and built of stainless steel. It's also called the Monument of Light
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