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Embassy of the United Kingdom, Dublin

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Location  Ballsbridge, Dublin
Phone  +353 1 205 3700
Ambassador  Dominick Chilcott
Province  Leinster
Embassy of the United Kingdom, Dublin
Website  British Embassy, Dublin
Address  29 Merrion Rd, Dublin 4, Ireland
Hours  Closed now Thursday9AM–5PMFriday9AM–5PMSaturdayClosedSundayClosedMonday9AM–5PMTuesday9AM–5PMWednesday9AM–5PM
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The Embassy of the United Kingdom in Dublin is the chief diplomatic mission of the United Kingdom in Ireland. The Embassy is located on Merrion Road in the Ballsbridge area of the city. The current British Ambassador to Ireland is Dominick Chilcott.

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History

The current embassy building on Merrion Road was built in 1995 and designed by Allies and Morrison. It is built around a central courtyard, a cloister-like space.

The old embassy located in Merrion Square was burnt to the ground by a 20,000-30,000 strong angry mob on 2 February 1972, following the Bloody Sunday incident in Derry on 30 January 1972 when the British Army's Parachute Regiment shot dead 14 unarmed Catholic civilians during a civil rights demonstration. In 1981 protesters tried to storm the British Embassy in response to the IRA hunger strikes of that year.

Ambassador's residence

The British Ambassador's official residence in Dublin is Glencairn House, located on Murphystown Road. Glencairn has been the official residence of successive British Ambassadors to Ireland since the 1950s.

References

Embassy of the United Kingdom, Dublin Wikipedia


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