The Spire

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Jul 2020
Millions of Euro have been spent to build and upkeep the spire on the strange belief that Ireland did not have a true landmark but to call this a landmark is insulting. This monstrosity of a building is an eyesore on the beautiful lowrise city of Dublin, I am disgusted by it. Dublin is a beautiful city with lots of landmarks and attractions we did not need this and certainly not the tax it costs. If you wanna see a landmark why not look literally to the right of The Spire where you can find the GPO where Irish men and women fought for our independence and freedom from the British you can also look at the statues on O'Connell Street, How about Temple Bar or hell the Guinness storehouse. Phoenix Park or St. Stephans green you can find all these beautiful landmarks but the spire has no right to be on that list
Written July 28, 2020
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Rusmir
Dublin, Ireland176 contributions
Jul 2020 • Solo
Berlin Tor, Eifell Tower, Dublin Spire. When i said landmark i meant it. This would be 1of 10 must see spots in Dublin. First because it has great historical and cultural background. Secondly it celebrates peace and Irish people. Thirdly if ypu are not sightseeing type but shopping, across the Spire there is Henry and Mary street, together with Grafton the hottest shopping sppts in the city centre. Spire is easy approachable and connected very well with public transport (bus and tram station 50m away).
Written October 10, 2020
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Stefan Overton
Colchester, UK168 contributions
Nov 2022 • Friends
This is basically a large mental pole sticking out the ground in the city centre of Dublin.

I viewed the skyline of Dublin and this is a stand out among a lot of other buildings that don’t come close to the height of this.

It’s the tallest installation in Europe apparently.

A good sight see.
Written December 18, 2022
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2Klecks
Sacramento, CA401 contributions
Aug 2022
The spire can easily be seen from all around Dublin. It was just a couple blocks from the Westin Dublin on O'Connell Street. We.we’re told it is made of stainless steel and is 390 feet tall. The base is large and shiny, with a pattern etched in it. Well worth seeing close up. We highly recommend making time to see it.
Written August 23, 2022
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Justsomepotato
Luxembourg8 contributions
Sep 2023 • Solo
A life changing monument, a must see for everyone visiting Dublin. It changed my whole perception of the world and the people in it. It‘s a giant pole. A very fascinating and pretty monument. Probably the prettiest monument i ever saw in Ireland.
Written September 1, 2023
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Tiberiu_Baranyi
Timisoara, Romania12,973 contributions
Apr 2022
In the center of Dublin - a 120 m tall stainless steel pillar.
It is very central - you can see it from far -and it can become useful in finding your ways around the city.
As a central monument or landmark - what can I say ... is not that much spectacular. It was built between 2001 and 2002 and I would consider it more an oddity than a genuine must sea landmark of the city.
Still it is there -and when you are in the area you can take a few pics.
Written April 15, 2022
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Pittsburgh, PA91,781 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
You can not miss the spire on the street. If you want a picture take it a few blocks away or you'll only get the base. It is located in the center of the road with heavy traffic.
Written October 7, 2019
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CIARB
John O'Groats, UK231 contributions
Apr 2013 • Solo
This relic of the Celtic-Tiger days, during which time Ireland's politicians wasted all its citizen's wealth, now serves as a testament to how Ireland's wealth was squandered. It's a very impressive structure though, and is well worth seeing - as it should considering it cost well over €8m to construct.
Written April 19, 2013
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MKTBE
Topeka, KS3,053 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
The Spire is a simple, tall Memorial built to commemorate Ireland's Millennium. It is located on O'Connell Street on the exact spot where the former Nelson's Pillar once stood. The pillar was damaged by explosives planted by Irish Republicans in 1966. The Millennium Spire is also referred to as the Monument of Light and proudly stands 390 feet in height. The Spire has inspired numerous funny nicknames from Dubliners!
Written October 30, 2023
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JnVSydney
Greater Sydney, Australia18,452 contributions
Aug 2022
This monument/sculpture, has a lot of not so kind nicknames, however, for us located at the end of one of our fave streets, (henry), stands this rather impressive (knitting needle), Spire.
Written September 13, 2022
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