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Royal Irish Academy of Music

Royal Irish Academy of Music

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Saturday 15 October, 2.00pm – 5.00pm

Located in the Georgian Quarter of Dublin, No 36 Westland Row has been the home of the Royal Irish Academy of Music since 1871. This fine Georgian four bay house of four storeys and basement with a granite façade at ground-floor level and red brick above with granite quoins on both corners. The tall windows on the first floor have surrounds of Portland Stone. Some of the original features which remain today include: the lamps on the front steps, the brass-bound lock and drop handle on the front door, the mahogany doors (those on the first floor inlaid), some marble chimney-pieces, the chair-rails, skirting boards and the beautiful stone staircase. An unusual feature of the rooms on the first floor is the pewter decoration on the skirting-boards, chair-rail, door-cases and window-cases. The only other house in Dublin known to have this is the University Club at 17 St Stephen’s Green.

First-come basis: Just turn up and look out for Open House Dublin volunteers.

Designed by: Nicholas Tench
Building Date: c. 1772
Location: 36–38 Westland Row, Dublin 2