Readers like you keep news free for everyone.

More than 5,000 readers have already pitched in to keep free access to The Journal.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can help keep paywalls away.

Support us today
Not now
Wednesday 29 November 2023 Dublin: 2°C

Great heights: 9 impressive shots of the tallest buildings in Ireland

There’s quite a few outside Dublin…

WHILE IRELAND IS by no means renowned for its skyscrapers, the number of soaring structures across the country is increasing year-on-year. 

The 2020 completion of The Exo Building in the Point Square will make it Dublin’s tallest office block at 239ft, while plans for a 40-storey skyscraper in Cork were proposed last year. 

From Cork to Belfast, we’ve rounded up nine photos of some of the tallest buildings in Ireland that you might not be aware of…

1. Obel Tower, Belfast

Soaring to 279ft, Belfast’s Obel Tower has 27 floors and is currently used as residential accommodation. 

 2. The Elysian, Co Cork

Rising to 266ft, The Elysian boasts views of Cork city.

3. Google HQ, Grand Canal Dock, Dublin 4

Tech giant Google’s European HQ spans an impressive 220ft. 

8775969496_93103112de_k William Murphy / Flickr William Murphy / Flickr / Flickr

4. Millennium Tower, Dublin 1

Also in the Dublin docklands is the 207ft-high Millennium Tower. 

5. Liberty Hall, Eden Quay, Dublin 1

Considered an eyesore by some, Liberty Hall reaches 195ft.

6. Grand Central Hotel, Belfast

Formerly Windsor House, this 260ft-tall building re-opened as Grand Central Hotel last summer.

 7. County Hall, Cork

Cork County Hall spans 17 storeys and 220ft. 

8. One George’s Quay Plaza, Dublin

One of Dublin city’s most iconic office blocks, One George’s Quay Plaza reaches 194ft at its highest point. 

9. Divis Tower, Belfast

The once-notorious Divis Tower tops 200ft.

More: Ireland from above: 12 jaw-dropping aerial shots from photographer Darren Houlihan

More: 9 places to take magical photos of Irish night skies, according to a photographer

Your Voice
Readers Comments
This is YOUR comments community. Stay civil, stay constructive, stay on topic. Please familiarise yourself with our comments policy here before taking part.
Leave a Comment
    Submit a report
    Please help us understand how this comment violates our community guidelines.
    Thank you for the feedback
    Your feedback has been sent to our team for review.

    Leave a commentcancel