Dublin’s public buildings
Perhaps you’ll find yourself admiring a Renoir or Manet in the Hugh Lane Gallery, the 18th century home of the 1st Earl of Charlemont. Maybe you’ll take a tour of The Custom House, James Gandon’s neoclassical riverside masterpiece, or discover the Guinness Storehouse at St. James’s Gate, where the original 1759 site includes Europe’s first steel-framed multi-storey building, erected in 1902. Perhaps you’ll find the Powerscourt Townhouse on South William Street, a magical shopping space that was once the city residence of the 3rd Viscount Powerscourt.
The statement facades arguably make up Dublin’s best architecture, but don’t miss the pleasure of the unexpected – an ornate church, a crooked terrace or a shining glass tower in the Docklands.
- Things to see & doPublic buildings
Government BuildingsThings to see & doPublic buildings
Trinity CollegeThings to see & doPublic buildings
Royal Hospital KilmainhamThings to see & doPublic buildings
General Post OfficeThings to see & doPublic buildings
The Four CourtsThings to see & doPublic buildings
Dublin City HallThings to see & doPublic buildings
Hugh Lane GalleryThings to see & doGalleries
Guinness StorehouseFood & drinkBars & pubs
Powerscourt Townhouse Centre and TourThings to see & doShopping centres