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Dublin by Night Open-Top Bus Tour
"Your night tour begins in the bustling heart of Dublin on O’Connell Street. Learn about Dublin’s history and culture from your guide’s expert commentary as you admire the lights of the city and people-watch from the comfort of an open-top bus. Ex the historical houses built in the 18th and early 19th centuries during the reigns of King George I through King George IV. These stately brick homes feature cast-iron architectural touches and reflect Dublin’s past under British rule. Next explore the burgeoning Docklands District located on the banks of the Liffey River. Take note of the vibrant hotels cafes and bars of this contemporary area before returning to Dublin City Centre where you’ll see famous landmarks including the Spire of Dublin a stainless steel monument standing 398 feet (122 meters) over O’Connell Street that lights up like a beacon at night. This short but illuminating loop around the city ends
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Dublin Twilight Tour by Bus
"This lively evening tour around the heart of Dublin City delivered by an entertaining local guide with music and ""craic"" on board is the ultimate way to learn about Dublin its people nightlife and attractions. On our Night Tour Dublin city you'll enjoy a FREE shot of Irish whisky (over 18's only) and soak up the atmosphere of the city's redeveloped business district - including the floodlit Convention Centre and the famous Dublin Doc going to the theatre or a gig."""
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Dublin Pass Including Free Entry to Over 30 Attractions
"Select a 1- 2- 3- 5- or 6-day Dublin Pass when you book. Then collect your pass from the redemption point in central Dublin or Dublin Airport.Your pass is valid for your choice of consecutive calendar days and offers free access to more than 30 top Dublin visitor attractions including skip-the-line entry to select landmarks as well as host of other privileges and special offers. Among other benefits
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The Spire

The Dublin Spire was erected between December 2002 and January 2003 as a replacement for Nelson's Pillar which was blown up in 1966. The Dublin Spire is one hundred and twenty metres tall, being by far the tallest structure in Dublin city centre. It is three metres wide at the base and tapers to a 15 centimentre wide beacon at the top. The top section is perforated and lit by small LEDs.

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May 28, 2005

the Millenium Spire

The Dublin Spire, or the 'Spike' as it now more commonly know, is the newest addition to the Dublin skyline. It was commisioned to mark the millenium celebrations in the city, but it in reality it was not completed until early 2003. It stands on the old site of Nelsons Pillar which was famously blown up by the IRA. It has however become a major argument amongst Dubliners as to whether it is a worthy addition to the cityscape. The Spire stands 120 metres tall and is the largest sculpture in the world. It is to be the centre of the new O'Connell Street redevelopment, which aims at reshaping the famous street, and making it into more of a boulevard style, a la Champes Elysee.

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Nov 13, 2004

The Spire

The Millenium Spire is located slap bang in the middle of O Connell Street., with Henry St to your left and North Earl Street to your right, it is in the centre and visible from everywhere.

Ive not yet spoken to a Dubliner who actually likes it!!! All my family and friends think that its awful and call it the spike (among other things Lol!)

It is made from Stainless Steel plate and stands at 120 metres high! If you look up from the base its difficult to see the top without toppling over!

It is supposedly a monument of light and reflects the climate, it sway in the wind!

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Oct 31, 2004

Got a big sewing job ?

The Monument of Light, aka the Millenium Spire is a 120m tall spire that looks a lot like a sewing needle.

It was originally planned to be constructed in time for New Years Eve 1999, but was delayed and wasn't finished till January 2003.

Located in the centre of O'Connell Street, is a very impressive, though totally unexpected sight!!!

Hard to get a good photo of it though...

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Jul 24, 2004
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Millennium Spire

The Millennium Spire (or Monument of Light) is probably more suited into the “impossible to miss” category than in the “must see” one. Its 120 meters are visible from almost every corner of the city. Apart from been absurdly tall, I cannot think in any other interesting feature of this… mmmm, monument ;-)

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Apr 08, 2003

The Spire

Not that it really is a Must-See, but here it is anyway: Dublin’s Millennium Spire. Yes, I know, we had the millennium two years ago already, but the Irish are not so fussy about punctuality, according to their saying “When God created time he made enough of it”. And looking at Ireland’s highest structure (120 m) now it seems we did not really miss out on anything, in the last two years either. The Spire has already been given several nicknames like “Stiletto in the Ghetto”, “Spire in the Mire”, “Stiffy by the Liffey” or “Filler for the Pillar”, this last one coming from Nelson’s Pillar, which used to adorn this particular spot on O’Connell Street before the IRA blew it up in 1966.

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Things to Do Near Dublin

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Number 29

Do you want to see a tipycal georgian house and know how a family lived in the XVIII century? Then come to Merrion Square, and in one corner you can visit the number 29. You have to enter through the...
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Government Buildings

I came a cross this majestic building to find the gate closed and guarded. A sign in Gaelic "Tithe an Rialtais" and in English "Government Buildings," was on the gate with information about tours you...
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Wild Wicklow Tours

If you don't have much time, and want to discover a little bit of Irish countryside I recommand you to take the "Wild Wicklow Tour". You can book it at the Tourism office or from your hotel. They have...
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Iveagh Gardens

In 1862, Benjamin Guinness bought Nos. 80-81 St. Stephen's Green and combined the two houses, turning them into the stately mansion that is Iveagh House today. It is now home to the Department of...
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Merrion Square

Notice how this house is five windows wide! It would have been very prestigious indeed. There was a clear social hierarchy based upon how many "bays" your house possessed. Pity those whose Georgian...
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St. Stephen's Green

Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa was born in 1831 in a small village in County Cork. In 1856 he formed the "Phoenix National Literary Society," a secret society whose aim was Irish independence from...
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