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Nelsons Pillar

 

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  • Nelson's Pillar Dublin

Other Information

  • This was the original Nelson's column predating the one in London by almost 30 years.
  • It was a 36.8m tall column with a 3.9m tall statue at the top.
  • It contained a viewing gallery at the top, the most popular in Dublin. Originally the entrance was underground but this was moved to above ground in 1896.
  • In 1966 it was blown up by the IRA who saw it as a symbol of British imperialism. No action was ever taken by the police against the bombers.
  • In 1999 the remains of the site were bulldozed to make way for the Dublin Spire.

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Architect
Francis Johnson

Reference Data

Reference No.
2492
First Uploaded
19-02-2006
Last Editorial Date
24-05-2005
 

Building Location

Address
O'Connell Street, Dublin. Dublin 1
Council
Dublin City Council
County
Dublin
Region
Southern Ireland
Country
Ireland

Building Specification

Status
Demolished
Completion date
1808
Demolition Date
1966

Roof Height (AGL)
40.70

Market Data

Primary Use
Monuments
Secondary Use
Observation Tower


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