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Custom House (The), Dublin

Custom House (The) - Dublin, Republic of Ireland
Custom House (The)
Custom House Quay, Dublin, Republic of IrelandMap
+353 1 878 7760
Neighborhood: Dockland developments
Overview

This Georgian building is a historically rich part of Dublin's urban landscape. Designed by James Gandon and finished in 1791, it fulfilled its designated purpose for only nine years: the 1800 Act of Union gave London control over Ireland's custom and excise, leaving the Custom House a mere symbol of former power. Election victory in 1921 for Sinn Fein saw the burning of the building, which militants considered a sign of British rule. Restoration work was finally finished as late as 1991. Pavilions, arcades and columns make up the fa├žade, which is crowned by a vast copper dome and statue personifying Commerce. The visitor centre outlines the fascinating history of the building.

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  • Open Hours: Monday to Friday from 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM, Saturday to Sunday from 02:00 PM to 05:00 PM
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks
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