Photo: Patrick Wyse Jackson
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Saturday 13 October, 10.00am – 12.00pm
The Museum Building has been described as the finest Victorian building in Dublin. Designed by Sir Thomas Deane, Benjamin Woodward and Thomas Newenhamn Deane it originally housed two museums and several lecture theatres. The exterior is constructed of Leinster Granite from Ballyknockan, Co. Wicklow with Portland Limestone used around windows, balconies, and for stringcourses. The polychromatic hallway in this iconic building contains a range of beautiful decorative stone from Ireland and abroad, while both the interior and exterior are decorated with exquisite naturalistic carvings of Irish plants and animals executed by the O'Shea Brothers and their nephew Edward Whelan. This Central hallway will be available for guided tours.