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Reviewed 19 April 2013

This relic of the Celtic-Tiger days, during which time Ireland's politicians wasted all its citizen's wealth, now serves as a testament to how Ireland's wealth was squandered. It's a very impressive structure though, and is well worth seeing - as it should considering it cost...More

20  Thank CIARB
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 16 July 2013

This gigantic waste of irish taxpayer money was built to commemorate the millenium. Of course it wasn't built until 2003! It became an instant national joke, and rightfuly so. Up until 1966, a monument of Horation Nelson, even taller than the one in Trafalgar Square,...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

It's visible from just about everywhere in the city. While I don't understand art or what makes it art, I do acknowledge that it's trying to be a center of attraction. My advice, don't go skydiving anywhere near.

Thank Alan K
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is great when you are in the are to help keep your bearings......otherwise it's just a straight and tall landmark. Nothing more nothing less.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Coming from Chicago, there was nothing particularly noteworthy about this monument, but it did serve as an excellent easy landmark for where we parked our car!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Actually I think that even if you don't plan to visit Spire you will. It is mainly a statue, sort of a reference point than anything else. Not a sight, not a landmark, a statue made from metal.

Thank feherp88
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Standing high up and can be seen at a distance, when buildings ain’t in the way. Was a really useful reference point for us, to get from our hotel to the main shopping part of Dublin and back to our hotel.

Thank TopTravelerUK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An interesting piece of art work. Would have liked to see some explanation of it. The locals laughed and said it was a phallic symbol. It was certainly better than the so called art work we can put up in Calgary Alberta.

Thank 507Sunshine64
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If nothing else use this as a meeting place for tourist. It is actually called the Millennium Spire. It is a visible landmark in Dublin

Thank Tvler8
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is impressive, it is a useful meeting point, but it isn't something which I would build a visit around, or really which merits its own entry on here!

Thank Stenvoid
Reviewed 10 October 2018

Until the 1960s Nelson's Pillar was the heart of Dublin, a meeting point for people only rivalled, perhaps, by Clery's Clock. Sadly it was blown up in 1966. An open competition was held to find something to replace it - the result was this enormous...More

Thank Gearoid O O
Reviewed 9 October 2018

Stop to take a look if you are passing but I wouldn't recommend making a special trip for it it is a tall stainless steel spike, located just out side the GPO building, take a photo and enjoy the more historic post office.

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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
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