Be part
of history

The Clerys building is one of Dublin’s most iconic landmarks, playing an important role in the city’s history since its completion in 1853. Today, the Clerys building is being reimagined as a modern and vibrant office, retail, food and beverage and hospitality quarter, breathing new life into this incredible central city location.

Enjoyed by generations
of Dubliners

The building was one of the world’s first purpose-built department stores. The inspiration for the design of the original structure, including a full-height central hall with open galleries supported by Corinthian columns, was taken from Selfridges flagship store, Oxford Street, London.

Dublin’s most loved meeting point

Clerys was destroyed by fire during the Easter Rising in 1916 but was rebuilt and opened again in 1922. A large clock hangs above the central doors on O’Connell Street, which has been a traditional landmark for people arranging to meet in the city for decades.


Located on O’Connell Street, the building will integrate grand neo-classical Portland stone façades with modern architectural design. 

Part of

Clerys Quarter