The Venue: The Gas Building

The Gas Building

The Trinity College School of Nursing and Midwifery is located in the former Gas Company headquarters at 24 D'Olier Street, Dublin 2. The building occupies a site fronting onto D'Olier Street, Hawkins Street and Leinster Market and is a complex structure representing several phases of development and construction. The earliest phase of construction dates back to 1818 when the Dublin Library Society acquired a site on D'Olier Street from the Wide Streets Commissioners.

This block was subsequently remodelled to the designs of Robinson and Keefe in the Art Deco style between 1931 and 1934. Today the Gas Company building survives as one of the finest public buildings of the interwar period in Dublin. The combination of the quaint Neo-Tudor and jazzy Art Deco styles in one building is unique in Dublin and both styles lend themselves well to the streetscapes into which they were integrated.

The Art Deco interiors of the building are among the finest in the country particularly when one considers the loss of so many fine Art Deco interiors. The panelled interiors of the Board Room and Director's Office are particularly good examples of that style of domestic architecture satirised by Osbert Lancaster as ‘Stockbroker Tudor', although found here in a commercial setting. The survival of so many smaller fixtures and fitting from the 1930s such as sanitary wares and light fittings is also of interest. Part of the proposed conversation and adaptation of this building to provide for the TCD School of Nursing and Midwifery has seen all due care taken to preserve these fittings as well as the unique character of the overall structure.

Events at the Gas Building

The Gas Building - home to the Trinity College School of Nursing and Midwifery - is a very special venue which is available for hire. It is located in the heart of Dublin adjacent to Trinity College Dublin, The Abbey Theatre, Temple Bar, Grafton Street and much more.

The venue is equipped with state-of-the-art audio-visual facilities, wireless web access, an in-house cafe, purpose-built lecture theatres and seminar rooms.

Close by there are bus connections to all parts of the city, including Dublin Airport. The LUAS and intercity rail stations are also within a few minutes' walk of The Gas Building.

Events Organiser

All enquires about booking the venue or attending any of the scheduled events should be made directly to:

Jeni Ryan
Administrative Officer - Events, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin

Email: | Tel: + 353 1 896 3860 | Fax: + 353 1 896 3001

Schedule of Events at The Gas Building

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