Government Buildings in Dublin

Government Buildings in Dublin, Ireland

Government Buildings in Dublin

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  • Regina R
    Lititz, PA108 contributions
    Enjoyed the tour; self guided which is nice. Lots of beautiful rooms and paintings of the Viceroys & other royalty. Lockers for your backpacks and friendly staff.
    Written April 26, 2022
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  • motorcar1
    Dublin, Ireland7,949 contributions
    I had a day off to day and after lunch decided to go for a walk. Decided to go to Farmleigh and see it in its Spring splendour .
    It was magnificent and the smells of the flowers and plants in the walled garden were amazing. The whole estate is a credit to the OPW who do a fabulous job of maintaining and improving Farmleigh
    Written March 29, 2022
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  • Rusmir
    Dublin, Ireland174 contributions
    Building dates from 18 century, it's located in Dublin city center - Dame street. It's next to the Dublin castle, so it's great to do both tours. In town hall you'll find beautiful exhibition about historical Dublin.
    Written October 14, 2020
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  • StephenCross
    Dublin, Ireland16,890 contributions
    Leinster House is a fantastic building that houses government departments including the department of finance. It’s stunning!
    Written January 31, 2022
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  • John M
    Lyon, France1,797 contributions
    Postage stamps can be hard to find in Dublin, and usually one is directed to the General Post-office (GPO) in the centre of O'Connell Street, where stamps can be bought directly over the counter during business hours, including Saturdays, and also through a stamp vending machine in the wall on the left, outside the GPO.

    Viewed from the outside this is a truly landmark historic building, featuring a wide portico supported by six huge columns, built in the neoclassical style; the GPO was completed in the short space of three years, in 1817. This is also where, on Easter Monday, April 24, 1916, the rebel leader, Padraig Pearse, read the Proclamation of the Irish Republic, on the steps of the GPO, which was occupied by the rebellion leaders at the time.

    We visited on a Saturday, when the normally heaving PO was less busy. On entering there was the option of going left to the package delivery section, and to the more ornate right side for stamps, and money orders etc. We had a small enquiry about mail pick-up and respectfully posed the simple question to the gentleman behind the counter on the left; well, the words “passive aggressive” were designed for this individual – just glad there was a wire mesh between us. However, we did purchase some just released pretty stamps, commemorating famous Irish Women and also a set that celebrates Love – a heady mix.

    Some light relief came from a very well-informed tour guide giving a history of the GPO and the Irish-English conflict back in the early 1900s, suffice to say Mr Churchill was not one of his heroes. Also, there was the charming scene of a mother showing her kids the statue of Cuchullain, the mythical Irish demigod, in the window. This impressive bronze monument depicts the death this Irish legend, installed in 2016, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising. Next time we plan to visit the the Witness History visitor centre and museum, also opened to commemorate the 1916 Rising.

    Overall a beautiful fully operational post office in a historic setting and a fitting memorial to the 1916 leaders.
    Written March 28, 2020
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  • bdon257
    Morpeth, UK4,931 contributions
    This is an important civic building at the head of one of the best preserved Georgian streets in North Dublin. The exterior of grey stone is imposing and impressive. Pleasant grounds have benches to rest on as you take a break from your walk around the city.
    Written November 10, 2021
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  • John W
    Douglas, UK1,986 contributions
    Another great and iconic Dublin view and building. 1790’s domed court building. Columns. Perfect symmetry.
    Written March 3, 2019
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  • Rusmir
    Dublin, Ireland174 contributions
    Beautiful design. Stunning views. Unreal architecture. Great spot for easy Sunday walks. Located in the city cemter some 10 minutes away from St Stephens Green.
    Written September 21, 2020
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  • StephenCross
    Dublin, Ireland16,890 contributions
    This building houses the Irish Parliament and it’s steeped in history. Also it’s a stunning piece or architecture. Well worth a visit.
    Written January 31, 2022
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  • permia
    Ireland37,603 contributions
    A multitude of windows are on the facades, the objective being to have the best views of the sky, a requirement that was communicated to the architect by the weather forecasters.

    Built in 1979 it has an innovative and distinctive pyramidal design, which took account of the above stipulation and additionally minimised sunlight reduction on neighbouring homes. It was constructed on the site of Marlborough House, a remand home for boys.
    Written March 12, 2018
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  • StephenCross
    Dublin, Ireland16,890 contributions
    Interesting from a architecture point of view . Nice rounded building set just off the Liffey and close to the entrance to the Phoenix Park.
    Written March 15, 2020
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