Ilac Centre

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Ilac Centre
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LocationDublin, Ireland
AddressHenry Street, Dublin 1
Opening dateNovember 12, 1981; 37 years ago (1981-11-12)

The Ilac Centre is a shopping centre, located in central Dublin, north of the River Liffey. It has entrances opening onto Henry Street, Parnell Street and Moore Street.


The Ilac Centre was opened in 1981, and was one of the first shopping centres in Dublin city centre.[1] When it opened, it was the first shopping centre in Ireland to have glass lifts.[citation needed] The shopping centre was refurbished in 2006, with improvements including the raising of ceilings and shop fronts.[2] The centre is owned by Hammerson and Irish Life Assurance plc. The name was made up from the initial letters of the company as it was then known - Irish Life Assurance Company. Irish Life also own the Irish Life Mall in Talbot Street.


The centre has over 80 stores.[1] The first floor of the centre is occupied by Dublin's Central Library, which has language learning facilities, a Music Library and Business Library.[3]

There is also a small chapel located in the shopping centre.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b "Ilac Shopping Centre". Retrieved 21 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Ilac Centre's €60 million upgrade nears completion". Irish Times. 1 November 2006. Retrieved 21 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Central Library". Dublin City Council. Retrieved 19 August 2018. The Central Library is in the Ilac Shopping Centre [..and houses..] the Business Information Centre, the Open Learning Centre and the Music Library

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Coordinates: 53°21′00″N 6°15′50″W / 53.35000°N 6.26389°W / 53.35000; -6.26389