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Historic Buildings in Ireland

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Odyssey Arena

2 Queens Quay, Belfast, BT3 9QQ, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
Odyssey Arena is the showpiece of Odyssey, Northern Ireland's Millennium Project, and one of the world's most adventurous and exciting leisure and entertainment venues. The Odyssey complex also features W5, an interactive science and technology centr...
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Dublin City Hall - The Story of the Capital

Dublin City Hall - The Story of the CapitalDame St, Dublin 2, Ireland
Dublin City Hall is a magnificent example of the Georgian architecture for which Dublin is world renowned. Originally used as a financial centre for the merchants of Dublin, today it is the focal point for the elected members of Dublin City Council.
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Bunratty Castle and Folk Park

Bunratty Castle and Folk ParkBunratty, Co. Clare, Ireland
Bunratty Castle was built in 1425 by the MacNamaras and then passed to the O'Briens who were Earl of Thomond. The Castle is furnished with mainly 15th and 16th century furnishings. Medieval Banquets are held in the Castle year round, subject to deman...
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Muckross House and Gardens

Muckross House and GardensKillarney National Park, Muckross, Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ireland
Within Killarney National Park is Muckross House, a magnificent Victorian mansion and one of Ireland s leading stately homes. The elegantly furnished rooms portray the lifestyles of the landed gentry, while downstairs in the basement one can experie...
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Leinster House - The Irish Parliament

Leinster House - The Irish ParliamentKildare St, Dublin 2, Ireland
The government obtained this building, originally built for the Duke of Leinster in 1745, in 1922 for parliamentary use and then bought the entire building two years later.
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Belfast Castle

Cave Hill, Belfast, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
Belfast Castle is a beautiful Scottish Baronial castle which is set on the side of Belfasts Cave Hill, 40 ft above sea level. Beautiful theme gardens, way marked walks and Heritage Centre. Tours will take place only when there is not a function being...
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Trim Castle

Trim CastleTrim, Co. Meath, Ireland
Trim Castle is the largest Anglo-Norman castle in Ireland. Hugh de Lacy began construction of the castle in about 1172 but the central tower - the keep - was not completed until the 1220s. This twenty sided tower is three storeys high and was protected by
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Hill of Tara

Navan, Co. Meath, Ireland
This ancient site, and one of Ireland's premier attractions, was the symbolic seat of Ireland’s High Kings until the 11th century. Ring forts can be seen but unfortunately some were damaged by English searching for the Ark of the Covenant. It once had rel
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Bank of Ireland - Former Parliament House, College Green

Bank of Ireland - Former Parliament House, College GreenCollege Green, Dublin 2, Ireland
The prestigious offices of Ireland's national bank began life as the first purpose-built parliament house in Europe. Completed in 1739 it served as Ireland's Parliament until the Act Of Union in 1801 which imposed direct rule on Ireland from London.
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Queens University Visitor Centre

Queens University, University Road, Belfast, County Antrim, BT7 1NN, Northern Ireland
Located within the delightful Laryon building, the Centre houses a variety of exhibitions, and provides information and University life and has a retails facility for gifts and souvenirs. The Queens Visitor Centre is approximately a 5 minute walk fro...
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Castletown House

Castletown HouseCelbridge, Co. Kildare, Ireland
This magnificent stately home is rated as one of the finest examples of Palladian (classical) architecture in Ireland, and makes a trip to Celbridge worthwhile. It was built in 1722 with profits from land-grabbing after the 1691 Battle of the Boyne and ha
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Emo Court

Emo CourtEmo, Portlaoise, Co. Laois, Ireland
A house surrounded by beautiful gardens and parkland which were first laid out in the 18th century and contain formal lawns, a lake and woodland walks with many very fine trees and shrubs.
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Custom House

Custom HouseCustom House Quay, Dublin 1, Ireland
No view of Dublins skyline is complete without a tableau of the Custom House, one of Dublins finest Georgian buildings.
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Queens University Belfast

Queens University Of Belfast, University Road, Belfast, County Antrim, BT9
The fine facade of the Main Building, designed by Charles Lanyon, conceals a quiet, restful quadrangle. This was the original Queens College: the University has expanded throughout the immediate area, including all the houses on University Square, th...
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Number Twenty Nine

Number Twenty Nine29 Lower Fitzwilliam Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
Situated in the heart of Dublins fashionable Georgian streets, this is a unique museum - a restored four-story town house that reflects the lifestyle of a Dublin middle-class family during the period 1790 to 1820.
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Swiss Cottage

Swiss CottageKilcommon, Cahir, Co. Tipperary, Ireland
A delightful cottage orn� built in the early 1800s by Richard Butler, 1st Earl of Glengall to a design by the famous Regency architect John Nash. Its interior contains a graceful spiral staircase and some elegantly decorated rooms. The wallpaper in t...
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Grand Opera House

2 to 4 Great Victoria Street, Belfast, County Antrim, BT2 7HR
The Grand Opera House, Northern Irelands Premier Theatre, presents a programme of the very best in live theatrical performances to satisfy the widest possible range of tastes and ages such as musicals, opera, ballet, comedy, concerts and pantomine. D...
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Kilmainham Gaol

Kilmainham GaolInchicore Rd, Kilmainham, Dublin 8, Ireland
Built in 1792 it is Ireland’s most famous disused prison. It held throughout the years many famous Nationalists and Republicans in members of the Society of United Irishmen (1798), Young Irelanders (c1840s), Fenians and Land agitators, Parnell, Davitt. Th
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Cahir Castle

Cahir CastleCastle Street, Cahir, Co. Tipperary, Ireland
Once the stronghold of the powerful Butler family, the castle retains its impressive keep, tower and much of its original defensive structure.
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Belfast City Hall

Donegall Square, Belfast, County Antrim, BT1 5GS, Northern Ireland
Completed in 1906 to commemorate Queen Victoria giving Belfast the status of City in 1888, the City Hall was built in the classic Renaissance style in Portland Stone. Its crowning feature is the great Dome, covered with copper and terminating with a ...
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Dublin Castle

Dublin CastlePalace Street, off Dame Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
Built between 1208 and 1220, this complex represents some of the oldest surviving architecture in the city, and was the centre of English power in Ireland for over seven centuries until it was taken of by the Irish Free State in 1922. Highlights include t
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King John's Castle

Kings Island, Limerick City, Co. Limerick, Ireland
The Castle was built between 1200 and 1210 and was repaired and extended many time in the following centuries. The visitors centre at the Castle contains an imaginative historical exhibition which tells the story of the Castle. Archaeological excavat...
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