Lord Mayor of Dublin, Oisín Quinn, will welcome all URBACT Summer University participants to Dublin, during the Welcome Reception on Wednesday, 28 August.

Dublin City Hall by shelisrael1, on Flickr

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This Reception will be held in the wonderful Dublin’s City Hall.

The Royal Exchange, or City Hall as it is now known, is without doubt one of Dublin's finest and most sophisticated 18th century buildings and marks the introduction to Ireland of the European neo-classical style of architecture.

Sir John Gilbert, in his History of the City of Dublin, records a contemporary description of the new building: "The inside of this edifice possesses beauties that cannot be clearly expressed by words, being a great curiosity to those who have a taste for Architecture. "

Read more about Dublin's City Hall here