The Spire, Dublin

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The very first attraction you spot when you visit Dublin will likely be The Spire, a huge, stainless-steel monument reaching 121.2 m (398 ft) in height. Ian Ritchie Architects' simple and elegant monument looks like someone stuck a giant pin in the city. Although the monument seems to disappear in the sky at dusk, lights at the bottom and top of the pin are illuminated at night. The spire does not have an observation deck, but visitors can snap great pictures from O'Connell Street. A visit to The Spire represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Dublin trip planner to plot your vacation.
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  • I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Personally I don't get it. Most of the tour guides and locals I met don't either. Many have derogatory slang terms to describe it.. Useful as a meeting pl...  more »
  • If you are near the centre of Dublin I would say that The Spire (that our friends referred to as The Stiletto in the Ghetto!) is worth a visit but I probably wouldn't go out of my way to see it. As it...  more »
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