National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace

Ireland's National Concert Hall is located on Earlsfort Terrace - near Stephens Green Dublin. Built originally as an Exhibition Hall building for the Dublin International Exhibition of 1865, after which it became part of the Royal University of Ireland and in 1908 replaced by the National University of Ireland.

Street scene at 1853 Great Exhibition building, Earlsfort Terrace. Antique Dublin print.
Dublin 1853 print depicting street scene at Great Exhibition Hall building, Earlsfort Terrace

The historic treaty debates of Dail Eireann in December 1921 & January 1922 - attended by Michael Collins, were held in the Earlsfort Terrace Building. During the 1970's, with the establishment of the new University Campus at Belfield, the building became available for use as the National Concert Hall.
National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin Ireland photo
National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin Ireland.
 
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Interior sketch of Concert hall at 1865 Exhibition building published by Illustrated London News May 1865 - view at Irish Traditional Music Archive.

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