We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All photos (374)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent20%
  • Very good29%
  • Average39%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible3%
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
O'Connell Street, Dublin, Ireland
Improve This Listing
The Spire Tours and Tickets
from US$ 24.74
More Info
Viking Splash Tours
2,353 Reviews
from US$ 28.11
More Info
from US$ 33.73
More Info
from US$ 65.21
More Info
from US$ 14.99
More Info
See all tours & tickets
Reviews (784)
Filter reviews
396 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Traveller rating
Show reviews that mention
All reviews o'connell street meeting point great landmark focal point dublin landmark post office modern art o connell city centre monument needle height tallest symbol engineering dizzy gpo
Selected filters
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 396 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

The spire or "needle" soars to the sky in the heart of historic Dublin. Almost opposite the General Post Office of Easter Rising fame, it occupies a space once reserved for the Nelson Column, brought down in the 60's. The spire is as inspirational and...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Ex-Buffalonian
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice construction, but much smaller than we were expecting. Just at the heart of Dublin. There are nice restaurants around it, give a try and just walk around, it is a really beautiful city and a beautiful construction. We thought and wish it could be...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Roam228257
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Spire, whose sections were completed installment on 21 January 2003, consists of eight hollow stainless steel cone sections, the longest being 66 ft. It is an elongated cone of diameter 9.8 ft. at the base, narrowing to 5.9 in. at the top. It is...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank davidbmarietta241
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can not miss the spire on the street. If you want a picture take it a few blocks away or you'll only get the base. It is located in the center of the road with heavy traffic.

Date of experience: October 2019
31  Thank joycep883
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It’s hard to get a sense of scale of this monument from pictures alone - it’s huge! Very useful as a reference point when trying to find your way around the city.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Manicrose
Reviewed 3 September 2019

In Ireland we love to erect monuments to our heros or even to some villans. This monument is silent on what it represents- other than the site of Nelson's pillar which was finally removed by the Irish army. It really does not fit into the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Vincent D
Reviewed 2 September 2019

At first glance this seems like an odd and kind of boring monument. On first impressions it just looks like a really, really big shiny steel spike. Our taxi driver wasn’t a fan and was annoyed that it had cost a fortune to change the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank Mairwen1
Reviewed 26 August 2019 via mobile

At first, I was like, what’s the point, but as the week progressed, it became a useful landmark. I learned about the history of the statue that used to be there but it’s unfortunate that they couldn’t have replaced it with something more meaningful. But,...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank buttercup1211
Reviewed 10 August 2019

Its mostly a meeting point these days. Built for the millennium but completed 3 years late. Most locals seem to not love it.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank lucycan
Reviewed 4 August 2019 via mobile

it is 121 meter high and was constructed year 2002. Recomendation - go as close as you can and look up, you will feel very small and dizzy.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank johanekenstierna
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 159 nearby hotels
Wynn's Hotel
1,537 reviews
.18 km away
Hotel Riu Plaza The Gresham Dublin
1,738 reviews
.21 km away
Dublin Central Inn
1,379 reviews
.23 km away
Jurys Inn Dublin Parnell Street
5,461 reviews
.26 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 3,264 nearby restaurants
264 reviews
.07 km away
Madigan's Pub North Earl Street
338 reviews
.07 km away
Butlers Chocolate Cafe, Henry Street
124 reviews
.04 km away
Fujiyama Restaurant
226 reviews
.08 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 1,701 nearby attractions
GPO & GPO Witness History Visitor Centre
2,269 reviews
.05 km away
O'Connell Street
1,665 reviews
.01 km away
An Post General Post Office
38 reviews
.05 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
mick m
27 March 2016|
Response from Michael M | Reviewed this property |
It was built of 6 separate sections which were manufactured elsewhere and assembled on site. It's around 120 metres high and built of stainless steel. It's also called the Monument of Light