This was the first purpose built Parliament House in the world and was constructed at a great time of public confidence in Dublin.The Parliament building was sold to the Bank of Ireland under the condition that it should not be used for political assemblies.
One of the landmarks of Dublin with its large drum and shallow dome, and visible all along the Liffey, the Four Courts derives its names from the four divisions that traditionally were the judicial system in Ireland. These were: Chancery, King's Bench, Exchequer, and Common Pleas.
Designed by Henry Ussher, Dunsink Observatory was buit from 1783 to 1785. It prides itself on being the oldest scientific institution in Ireland. Today it houses the astronomy section of the School of Cosmic Physics in the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies.
The Papal Cross is a large white cross situated in the Phoenix Park, Dublin, Ireland. The Cross was erected for the visit of Pope John Paul II in September 1979. At the Cross, the Pope held Mass for over a million people. Following his death on April 2, 2005, people gathered in tribute to Pope John Paul at the Cross, leaving flowers and tokens of remembrance for him.
Aviva Stadium is the name of a new stadium being built in Dublin, Ireland, to open in 2010. It will replace the demolished Lansdowne Road Stadium, and will have an all-seater capacity of 50,000. Its primary tenants will be the Irish national rugby union team and the Republic of Ireland national football team.
The stadium, located adjacent to Lansdowne Road railway station, will b...