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Rotunda Hospital

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Published 08/11/2015

Fodor's Review

Founded in 1745 as the first maternity hospital in Ireland and Britain, the Rotunda was designed on a grand scale by architect Richard Castle (1690–1751), with a three-story tower and a copper cupola. It's now mostly worth a visit for its chapel, which has elaborate plasterwork and, appropriately, honors motherhood; it was built by Bartholomew Cramillion between 1757 and 1758. The Gate Theatre, in a lavish Georgian assembly room, is on the O'Connell Street side of this large complex.

Sight Information

Address:

Parnell St., Dublin, Co. Dublin, Dublin 1, Ireland

Phone:

181-71700

Website: www.rotunda.ie

Published 08/11/2015

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