Spire of Dublin

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General Information

The Spire of Dublin, alternatively known as the ‘Monument of Light’ is a stainless steel monument situated in Dublin, Republic of Ireland. The monument was erected in 2003 and was designed by Ian Ritchie Architects, its purpose was to replace Nelson's Pillar in the new street layout design on O'Connell Street in the city. The monument is 120 metres in height and is described as ‘pin-like’ in its design with the stainless steel providing a reflective surface that portrays the streetscape.

Getting there

The monument is situated on O’Connell Street in the city centre. There is a bus stop close to the spire, the 7b, 7d, 38, 46 and 140 buses stop there.

Opening Times and Admission

The monument is situated on a public street, it is free to visit at any time of any day. At night the monument is kept well lit.

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Posted: 4 Nov 2019, 16:02



Bit odd


Very odd monument, just a tall metal stick that points out of the ground not sure of it purpose.

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