Editors Choice: Photo of the Day

Photographer: Barry O'Carroll

Today we feature The Custom House in Dublin by Barry O'Carroll. Located along the quays in the city centre, this neoclassical building was constructed in 1791 to collect custom duties. However after the port moved downriver it became obsolete. It was burnt down by the Irish Republican Army during the Irish war of Independence in 1921. Interestingly, Ardbraccan stone was used to reconstruct the dome rather than the original Portland stone used in the rest of the structure. As such to this day the Dome appears darker.   It  is now used to house local government, specifically the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government. Barry has captured this historic building at night under full illumination. 

This print is available from €45. You can browse or buy Barry O'Carrolls prints here.

- Mark Sheils

Founder, Picture Ireland