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THE WISHING HAND
You will find this interesting sculpture outside Tyrone House where the department of Education and Skills is located. It is called the Wishing Hand and the sculptor was Irish Lady, Linda Brunker and was unveiled in 2001. I asked the security guard and another worker what was the significance of the hand, but unfortunately they had no idea.
- Arts and Culture
Early 20th C.: Government Buildings
The Government Buildings in Dublin face Merrion Street with an impressive gated facade. In fact, they were the last major public building project under British rule in Ireland. The cornerstone of the project was laid by King Edward VII in 1904. Prominent English architect Sir Aston Webb (1849-1930) was the supervising architect. Webb specialized in grandly imperial structures - such as the front of Buckingham Palace in London, whose design he created in the early 20th century.
- Historical Travel
The tour at the Government buildings is really interesting. I went here in 1997 when the friend of my friend was a tourguide here and enjoyed it a lot.
It's all very stylish and modern inside! Plus you can have a look into the office of the Taoiseach, Ireland's Prime Minister.
He has an elevator in his office which brings him onto the roof to the heli-port! Good occasion for lots of Batman jokes ;)
Tours take place every Saturday. The tours start at 10.30 am, 11.15am, 12noon and 12.45pm and approx. 30-40 minutes long. Tickets are free and can be collected from the National Gallery.
Dublin government building
This is one of Dublins' government buildings. Great architecture as I always see in Europe.
I just LOVE Europe with every city that I go to.
- Family Travel
The Government Buildings which opened in 1911. There are free tours available. I just passed the buildings while exploring so can't say if its worth doing or not
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