Ilac Centre

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

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.

History[edit]

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.

Facilities[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ilac Shopping Centre". dublintown.ie. 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