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1962 – Bord Failte, Baggot Street, Dublin

Architect: Scott Tallon Walker


Designed to cost as little as possible, the headquarters of Bord Failte (Irish Tourist Board) occupies a very important site at the Baggot Street crossing of the Grand Canal. Designed by Ronald Tallon of what was then Michael Scott and Partners, the building has a very functional appearance with its exposed concrete structure and brick infill panels. Grim, and foreboding, it hardly creates the image of Ireland of the thousand welcomes.