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  • Justsomepotato
    Luxembourg14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Truly one of the monuments of all time in Dublin!
    A life changing monument, a must see for everyone visiting Dublin. It changed my whole perception of the world and the people in it. It‘s a giant pole. A very fascinating and pretty monument. Probably the prettiest monument i ever saw in Ireland.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 1 September 2023
  • david h
    Stroud District, United Kingdom2 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    The spire
    When we are travelling we have to visit all the land marks for fear of missing out. The Spire… Was it a wasted journey. No. We was in the area and we thought it was kind of cool. If you stand right at its base and look up it appears to disappear into the heavens. Having seen it once I wouldn’t travel a long distance to see it again?
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 September 2023
  • therichastill
    Stevenage, United Kingdom3,117 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Erection at the Intersection
    The Spire is located on O'Connell Street. You literally cannot miss it as it stands hundreds of metres from the ground. I am not sure what it signifies but it is definitely a grand attraction. A new addition to the area is the Portal which is just across the road from the Spire. It is a direct link from Dublin to New York City where anyone who is standing in front of the Portal in Dublin has a direct link to anyone standing in front of the portal in New York. At the time I visited the portal was out of action but it's now up and running again.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 3 June 2024
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
Millions of Euro have been spent to build and upkeep the spire on the strange belief that Ireland did not have a true landmark but to call this a landmark is insulting. This monstrosity of a building is an eyesore on the beautiful lowrise city of Dublin, I am disgusted by it. Dublin is a beautiful city with lots of landmarks and attractions we did not need this and certainly not the tax it costs. If you wanna see a landmark why not look literally to the right of The Spire where you can find the GPO where Irish men and women fought for our independence and freedom from the British you can also look at the statues on O'Connell Street, How about Temple Bar or hell the Guinness storehouse. Phoenix Park or St. Stephans green you can find all these beautiful landmarks but the spire has no right to be on that list
Written 28 July 2020
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Rusmir
Dublin, Ireland190 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Solo
Berlin Tor, Eifell Tower, Dublin Spire. When i said landmark i meant it. This would be 1of 10 must see spots in Dublin. First because it has great historical and cultural background. Secondly it celebrates peace and Irish people. Thirdly if ypu are not sightseeing type but shopping, across the Spire there is Henry and Mary street, together with Grafton the hottest shopping sppts in the city centre. Spire is easy approachable and connected very well with public transport (bus and tram station 50m away).
Written 10 October 2020
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Stefan Overton
Colchester, UK226 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Friends
This is basically a large mental pole sticking out the ground in the city centre of Dublin.

I viewed the skyline of Dublin and this is a stand out among a lot of other buildings that don’t come close to the height of this.

It’s the tallest installation in Europe apparently.

A good sight see.
Written 18 December 2022
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Mrs Badcrumble
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
Massively underwhelming, which is why there are very few photos on social media or publicity about it.

When I looked at it, I could Gino D'Acampo’s voice in my head:

«This is a waste of time. We could have been in a nice bar, having a cocktail. We could have had a coffee»

The only reason it gets 1 star is because tourists with no cell phone data for maps use it as a marker to get around the city and find their way back.

It makes the city look like a thumb tack. Check out the alternative names the locals have given it on Wiki.
Written 30 June 2024
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therichastill
Stevenage, UK3,117 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
The Spire is located on O'Connell Street. You literally cannot miss it as it stands hundreds of metres from the ground.

I am not sure what it signifies but it is definitely a grand attraction.

A new addition to the area is the Portal which is just across the road from the Spire. It is a direct link from Dublin to New York City where anyone who is standing in front of the Portal in Dublin has a direct link to anyone standing in front of the portal in New York. At the time I visited the portal was out of action but it's now up and running again.
Written 3 June 2024
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2Klecks
Sacramento, CA394 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
The spire can easily be seen from all around Dublin. It was just a couple blocks from the Westin Dublin on O'Connell Street. We.we’re told it is made of stainless steel and is 390 feet tall. The base is large and shiny, with a pattern etched in it. Well worth seeing close up. We highly recommend making time to see it.
Written 23 August 2022
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Justsomepotato
Luxembourg14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
A life changing monument, a must see for everyone visiting Dublin. It changed my whole perception of the world and the people in it. It‘s a giant pole. A very fascinating and pretty monument. Probably the prettiest monument i ever saw in Ireland.
Written 1 September 2023
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Tiberiu_Baranyi
Timisoara, Romania16,931 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
In the center of Dublin - a 120 m tall stainless steel pillar.
It is very central - you can see it from far -and it can become useful in finding your ways around the city.
As a central monument or landmark - what can I say ... is not that much spectacular. It was built between 2001 and 2002 and I would consider it more an oddity than a genuine must sea landmark of the city.
Still it is there -and when you are in the area you can take a few pics.
Written 15 April 2022
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Pittsburgh, PA1,22,855 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
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.
Written 7 October 2019
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CIARB
John O'Groats, UK216 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2013 • Solo
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 well over €8m to construct.
Written 19 April 2013
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