King Billy’s still on the wall.

Come Here To Me!

The week ahead of us sees the twelfth of July upon us once more, with marches across the north of Ireland in honour of King William of Orange and his victory at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. Many Dubliners may be surprised to hear of the huge tapestry commemorating this event that sits in the centre of our city to this day, inside the Bank of Ireland on College Green.

The old Irish Parliament building on College Green remains one of the finest bits of architecture in Dublin, and its place in architectural history is well and truly secured, serving as an influence for the British Museum and U.S Capitol Building among with other buildings internationally. While many know of the doomed statue of King William of Orange that sat outside of this parliament from the early eighteenth century until it was bombed by republicans in 1929, few…

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