A section of the original 18th century East Wall at Dublin Port has gone on display to the public for the first time. The wall was uncovered during recent construction work and has been restored and preserved. It is now on display in the port’s Visitor Centre.
The wall is a significant part of Dublin’s history, having protected the area from flooding for over 300 years. It is also a reminder of the port’s long and rich maritime heritage.
The wall was built in the late 1720s as part of a major expansion of Dublin Port. It was made of limestone and was over 2 kilometers long. The wall was extended in the 19th century to protect the newly reclaimed North Lotts area.
The wall fell into disrepair in the 20th century, but it was recently restored as part of the development of the port’s new Visitor Centre. The wall can now be viewed through a glass floor in the Visitor Centre, giving visitors a unique perspective on this important piece of Dublin’s history.
The opening of the wall to the public is a welcome development for anyone interested in Dublin’s history. It is a fascinating reminder of the city’s maritime past and a testament to the ingenuity of the engineers who built it.
The Dublin Port Visitor Centre is open to the public from Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 5pm. Admission is free.