chapter  8
Dublin and its Georgian legacy: The battle for iconoclasm
ByRamona Usher
Pages 13

Dublin is Ireland’s capital city, with a population of over one million. It is located on the River Liffey, on the east coast. Dublin has over 9,000 historic buildings listed on the statutory Record of Protected Structures, representing 25 per cent of the national stock of Protected Structures.1 There are 11 designated Architectural Conservation Areas in the capital, with an additional 21 proposed. In 2010 ‘The Historic City of Dublin’ was added to UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List with the ‘Justification of Outstanding Universal Value’ citing the city’s eighteenth-century development as ‘a significant moment in the history of the Age of Enlightenment’ in addition to its ‘extraordinary contribution to world literature’.2