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Casino Marino

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The Casino is located at Marino, next to the Malahide Road. It was designed by Sir William Chambers as a pleasure house for James Caulfield, 1st Earl of Charlemont. It is an example of 18th century neo-classical design. The Casino, meaning “small house”, contains a total of 16 finely decorated rooms.

From http://www.heritageisland.com

There are a series of tunnels which seem to have been built to connect Marino House with the Casino – but it’s likely that Charlemont ran out of money. These unfinished tunnels were later used by Michael Collins and other revolutionary leaders during the War of Independence to test-fire sub-machine guns.

From http://www.thejournal.ie

 

Reference

http://www.heritageisland.com/attractions/casino-marino/

https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/heritage/casino-at-marino-public-s-first-view-of-secret-test-fire-tunnels-1.2760775

http://www.thejournal.ie/tunnel-vision-going-underground-at-the-casino-marino-565372-Aug2012/

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