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Historic Houses & Castles

Dublin City Hall

Dublin's City Hall, built by the Guild of Merchants and originally known as the Royal Exchange is a magnificent example of the Georgian architecture for which Dublin is world-renowned. Dublin City Hall was built between 1769 and 1779 purchased by Dublin Corporation in 1851.

The circular entrance hall or Rotunda where the merchants strolled and discussed business is now available for the solemnisation of civil ceremonies and can also be hired for corporate and private functions.

In the vaults lies the Story of the Capital multi-media exhibition where visitors learn about Dublin's evolution from Viking to modern times.

Treasures of the city such as the great sword and mace of Dublin and the Lord Mayor's chains come together with video, medieval manuscripts, interactive computer displays and period costumes, to tell the story of the capital city.

Come visit Dublin City Hall's beautiful newly re-modelled café.

Admission to Dublin City Hall is free.

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