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Busaras, Dublin

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Tourist Spots
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Busáras is the central bus station in Dublin, Ireland for Intercity and regional bus services operated by Bus Éireann. Busáras is also a stop on the Red Line of the Luas system, in Store Street just before the terminus at Dublin Connolly railway station. Áras Mhic Dhiarmada is the official name of the building, which also includes the headquarters of the Department of Social Protection. CIÉ, parent of Bus Éireann, rents the lower floors from the Department. Áras Mhic Dhiarmada is named after Seán Mac Diarmada, a leader of the Easter Rising in 1916.ArchitectureBusáras was designed by Michael Scott and his team of young architects and designers between 1945 and 1953. It was built against a background of public opposition which centred on the external appearance, function and excessive cost – over £1,000,000 before completion in 1953. Simultaneously loathed by some of the populace and loved by architectural purists, the building was designed in an International Modern style between 1945 and 1953. A number of the original fixtures and fittings designed by Scott still exist, including terrazzo floor tiles, and large timber wall panels.
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  • Check the confusing schedule on the net :) Get there. Ie is best site And took a taxi there saved me some walk and time too, reached just in time because I had no place to stay the night if I had miss...  read more »
  • I normally don't review bus/train stations in my home city but something needs to be done about the grubby bathrooms in Busaras! I only use this station once every couple of months as I usually catch ...  read more »
  • Travelled from Athlone to Waterford with a change at Busaras it was like something from the 60's , I decided to use the loo before getting the Waterford bus it was disgusting, the smell of urine was i...  read more »
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