City Hall

10 Dec

For one of my volunteer opportunities, I helped volunteered at an event hosted by Volunteer Ireland. The event was held at City Hall. When I wasn’t working at coat check or listening to the speeches that were given I was looking at the architecture and the elaborate designs that were on the ceiling. City Hall is located right next to the Dublin castle and was designed by architect Thomas Cooley. It is a notable example of 18th centaury architecture in Dublin.  What once was the Royal Exchange is now a civic building. Its original function was to provide a meeting place for Dublin’s businessmen to buy and sell goods however by the 1850’s the City Corporation had bought the Exchange and converted it to be used by the government. Today, the building holds events, exhibitions on the history of Dublin, and it holds council meetings.

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