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Tuesday 24 April 2018

Chocolate museum proposed for Dublin

IT'S a proposal that's been hailed as a sweet new tourist attraction for Dublin.

Ireland could get its first chocolate museum under ambitious proposals for one of the city centre's historic buildings.

An application, which would see 65-66 O'Connell Street transformed into a four-floor ode to chocolate, has been lodged with Dublin City Council.

"The planning authority should note there are chocolate museums in several other cities throughout Europe," the application said. "It is proposed to develop four floors of the building into a chocolate museum and visitor experience devoted to the history and enjoyment of chocolate."

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The large area would be transformed into a chocolate wonderland.

Tourists, schoolchildren and domestic visitors have been identified as the target market for the project.

National Irish Bank was the last occupier of the address, however it has been vacant for "some time" the application noted.

It is envisaged that the museum would create up to 30 new part and full-time jobs for the local economy and would be open all year.

lbyrne@herald.ie

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