The Spire, Dublin

The Spire, Dublin

The spire in Dublin is a 400ft stainless steel needle pointing skywards from O’Connell Street, near to the General Post Office. Although there was controversy over its cost, delays in construction and merits when it was installed, we think it’s one of the best bits of public art we’ve seen around the world.

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Dublin Castle, Dublin

Dublin Castle

Dublin Castle is one of the legacies of British rule in Ireland and it consists of a conglomeration of buildings from various different points in time. The highlight of a visit to this tourist attraction is the luxurious State Apartments which were home to the British appointed Viceroys. The gold-decorated Throne Room in particular is beautiful and St Patrick’s Hall too, which is the castle’s largest function room.

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Old Jameson Distillery, Dublin

Old Jameson Distillery, Dublin

If you’re a fan of Irish Whiskey, you’ll enjoy this exhibition located in a restored building that was part of the Jameson distillery. Whiskey was produced here from 1780 to 1971 and the exhibition takes you through the history of the site and the legacy of the brand along with other Irish brands. You hear about the difference between Scotch Whisky and Irish Whiskey too (apart from the missing letter that is). After your tour you can do a comparison taste in the bar.

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