Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland

Photo: Louis Haugh

Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland

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Saturday 13 October, 11.00am – 5.00pm

Number 63 Merrion Square is home to the library and collections of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland (RSAI). Completed in 1794, the property hosted a number of families during the course of the 19th Century before being acquired by the RSAI in 1917. For this reason it continues to retain many original features long lost in neighbouring properties, including the (now fully restored) rear garden, and the coach house and stables. Regular visitors to the house will be able to appreciate the results of recent conservation work carried out in the formal first-floor reception rooms.

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

Designed by: Unknown
Building Date: 1793
Location: 63 Merrion Square South, Dublin 2

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