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“A Gandon Gem”
Review of The Custom House

The Custom House
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Combination Ticket: EPIC and Irish Family History Centre Tour
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EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum Tour
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Ranked #119 of 546 things to do in Dublin
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The Custom House, which has been a Dublin landmark for over two hundred years, was the architectural masterpiece of James Gandon. It was completed in 1791 after a ten-year construction period. This exhibition outlines the history of the Custom House. It describes events in the building during Easter Week 1916 and considers the history of the Custom House and its occupants from then until 1921, when the building was completely destroyed by fire during the War of Independence. The Visitor Centre itself is an example of some of the finest neo-classical architecture in Europe & ensures that this wonderful space is accessible by all. The Custom House makes up one of the many visitor centres and cultural attractions in Dublin's Docklands. Located nearby is EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, a brand new fully-digital museum that chronicles the amazing story of Irish emigration in 20 breath-taking interactive galleriesthe Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Story.
Reviewed August 3, 2012

I used to work in the freight sector so I had occasion to go inside the building many's a time. Another superb piece of architecture by James Gandon and in a beautiful location on the banks of the river Liffey. Even if you cant manage to get inside, a stroll through the grounds is worth the visit.

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Reviewed July 30, 2012

A wonderful example of James Gandon's architectural skill perched right on the river Liffey. Worth a short walk (from most parts of central Dublin) and close to the Famine monument, Samuel Beckett bridge and IFSC.

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Reviewed January 8, 2012

The Custom House in Dublin is regarded as one of the jewels in the city's architectural crown. A masterpiece of European neo-classicism it took 10 years to build and was completed in 1791. It cost the then not inconsiderable sum of £200,000. It was the greatest achievement of James Gandon who had been brought over from England to carry out the work. http://www.environ.ie/en/AboutUs/HistoryofDepartment/TheCustomHouse/. Train or DART to Connolly Station or Tara St. No Parking.

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Reviewed October 1, 2011

Custom House was a lovely, huge building overlooking the River Liffey. With a great dome at the top, the architecture was impressive and worth a look. Particularly from across the river, the building is mighty and impressive. On the northern side are some lawns which are also worth a look.

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