1821 – Merchant’s Hall, Wellington Quay, Dublin

Architect: Frederick Darley



Originally built as a Guildhall but after the 1841 Municipal Reform Act which saw members of Dublin Corporation directly elected rather than through the influence of the Guilds, the guilds were wound up. The hall has had various commerical uses since then including a small poplin works. Designed by Frederick Darley, the third generation of a family of architects and quarry owners. Sadly defaced by nasty curved awning over the main entrance erected by current restaurant tenant.

Published April 25, 2011 | Last Updated June 28, 2024