Overlooking the Liffey in stately fashion, The Custom House in Dublin is a beautiful example of a neo-classical building, forming one of the centrepieces of the Dublin city centre with its magisterial archways and columns. A copper-domed belfry topped off with a statue of Commerce, while a variety of pediments showcase statues designed to personify the four major continents of Europe, Asia, Africa and America as well as Gods and Goddesses of antiquity such as Mercury, Neptune, Plenty and Industry.
The Custom House in itself is a popular place for tourists to visit, with many spending a good half hour or more admiring and photographing the sculptures and craftsmanship which is in bountiful evidence. The local government in the modern day renovated and cleaned the stonework, which is comprised of locally quarried and manufactured Ardbraccan limestone.
|Custom House Visitor Centre, Custom House, Memorial Road, Dublin 1, D01 W6X0, Ireland.
|+353 1 888 2000