The Royal Hibernian Hotel's elegant facade has graced Dawson Street for two centuries.
presidents, princesses, politicians, stars of stage and screen have visited of stayed.
The three roomed Lafayette restaurant was famous in its day.
Changing fortunes in the 1970 s brought an end to the oldest hotel in Ireland.
The Royal Hibernian closed its doors for good in 1982 and was razed to the ground the following year for a shopping mall The Royal Hibernian Way.
September 1983 The Royal Hibernian Hotel Dawson Street