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  1. General Post Office

    Dublin City, Dublin

    Dublin's General Post Office is situated prominently in the middle of O'Connell Street. It is the headquarters for An Post, the Irish Postal Service, and the foundation stone was laid in 1814. Read more

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  2. Mansion House

    Dublin City, Dublin

    The Mansion House has been the residence of the Lord Mayor of Dublin since 1715. It is located in the heart of Dublin City and is not open to the public. Read more

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  3. Leinster House

    Dublin City, Dublin

    The seat of Dáil Éireann (or House of Representatives) and Seanad Éireann (or the Senate), which constitute the Oireachtas (or National Parliament), was erected in 1745 and has served as the parliament building of the Republic of Ireland since 1922. Read more

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  4. Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre

    Dalkey, Dublin

    Dalkey Castle is located in Dublin in the heritage town of Dalkey and has living history actors onsite, ready to welcome visitors. Read more

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  5. Dublin Castle

    Dublin City, Dublin

    Dublin Castle is the heart of historic Dublin and is where the city gets its name from the Black Pool - 'Dubh Linn' which was on the site of the present Castle garden. The Castle houses the magnificent State Apartments part of the Viceregal court. Read more

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  6. Dublin City Hall

    Dublin City, Dublin

    City Hall is an example of the Georgian architecture for which Dublin is world renowned. Built between 1769 and 1779 as the Royal Exchange, it was purchased by Dublin Corporation in 1851. The Hall has an exhibition tracing the history of Dublin. Read more

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  7. Áras an Uachtaráin

    Dublin City, Dublin

    Áras an Uachtaráin is the official residence of the President of Ireland. Built in 1751, it's situated in the 1,752 acres of the Phoenix Park in County Dublin. Read more

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  8. Farmleigh House

    Castleknock, Dublin

    Visit yet another of Phoenix Park's attractions, Farmleigh. The former Guinness family estate has been carefully refurbished by the Office of Public Works and is open to the public when not hosting visiting dignitaries and heads of state to the capital city, Dublin. Read more

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  9. Government Buildings

    Dublin City, Dublin

    The quadrangle of Government Buildings on Upper Merrion Street in Dublin City Centre was built by the British administration in Ireland, with the foundation stone for the building laid by King Edward VII in 1904. Read more

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  10. Crumlin Road Gaol

    Belfast, County Antrim

    On the 31st March 1996 Crumlin Road Gaol slammed shut its doors. Read more

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