Don’t miss seeing this building and admiring its beautiful dome.
Delve deeper into the history of Dublin
You’ll find Dublin Town Hall one of the city’s most emblematic monuments. Designed by the architect Thomas Cooley, who won the Merchants’ Guild competition to build their Chamber of Commerce at the end of the 18th century, it is considered one of the greatest examples of neoclassical Georgian architecture and among the most well preserved in Europe. After the town ceased to be an imperial seat, the Town Council bought the building in 1852 in order to install its offices there. What makes you marvel when you see this building is the imposing entrance, upheld on columns, that gives immediately onto the circular gallery, crowned by a dome and with decorative 18th-century statues at the base of each of its twelve columns. As well as the architectural interest it holds, the basement of the Dublin Town Hall building showcases a multimedia exhibition which tells the story of the city from the Anglo-Norman invasion in the 12th century right up to the present day.