CHQ building

John Rennie, 1820 /
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, Custom House Quay, North Dock, Dublin 1
Saturday, 2pm—3pm
Sunday, 2pm—3pm
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A location like no other building in Dublin, The CHQ Building overlooks the River Liffey and George’s Dock. The CHQ Building is a grade one listed building situated within the heart of the city’s bustling International Financial Services Centre (IFSC) in the Docklands. It was built in 1820 as a new bonded warehouse to store large and valuable cargos of tobacco, tea and spirits. The dockers and merchants knew it as the Tobacco Store, or later, as Stack A. The building was made famous when it hosted the Crimean War Banquet in 1856 celebrating the return of 3,000 Irish soldiers. The Grade One protected structure was sympathetically restored by the Dublin Docklands Development Authority in the early 2000’s. It now houses eateries, co-working space Dogpatch Labs and EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, voted Europe’s Leading Tourist Attraction in the World Travel Awards 2019 and 2020.

Tour Info

Tours at 2pm
Pre-book only.  


  • There is a revolving door at the south entrance of the building (Liffey side), we would recommend that all visitors enter the building from the west entrance (located beside the arch). There are no steps via the west entrance and leads you straight in front of the EPIC ticket desk.
  • The bathrooms in the CHQ building cater for ladies, gentlemen and are accessible. The public area in the CHQ is all located on the ground floor
  • The CHQ building is a protected architecture structure but there are no barriers to accessibility in the public areas of the building.
  • There is street parking located around the CHQ building as well as parking located in the Park Rite IFSC (  
  • There is ample bicycle parking located around the CHQ building as well as the Dublin Bicycle Scheme located opposite the CHQ building, in front of Hilton Garden Inn
  • Bus: Take the 14, 15, 27, 31, 32, 42, 43, 53 or 130 bus to Amiens Street/Connolly Station or Airlink 747, 757
  • LUAS Red Line – Georges Dock stop 
  • Train: From Connolly Station – 5 minute walk; From Pearse Station or Tara Street Station – 7 minute walk
  • Walking: Walk east from the Bridge along Eden Quay with the River Liffey on your right. Continue along Custom House Quay straight past the historic Custom House until you see an arch on the left, beside CHQ. The entrance to EPIC is beside this arch. We’re just 8 minutes walk from O’Connell Bridge!


  • Wheelchair Accessible.
  • Suitable for Children


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