DUBLIN DOCKLANDS

DUBLIN DOCKLANDS

In the past there was little contact between the communities on both sides of the river. Until Butt Bridge opened in 1879, Sackville Bridge (now O’Connell Bridge) was the nearest crossing-point, so people relied on the Liffey ferries to cross downstream. Until 1930 Ringsend was part of Pembroke Township, which was home to some of the wealthiest households in the Dublin area. In that year it became part of Dublin City.

When the Custom House opened in 1791, Ringsend was the only part of this area that was developed. The remainder consisted of low-lying wastelands, which had been divided into lots – or lotts – by the Ballast Office. As the port expanded downriver, this land became more valuable. People and businesses moved into the Docklands, attracted by the prospect of jobs and the large tracts of underdeveloped land. The road from Ringsend to the city was regularly under water at high tide, but land was gradually drained or reclaimed. To construct the North Wall and Alexandra Basin the port authority had to reclaim a large area of the foreshore, and this provided sites for factories and other businesses.

Dublin Docklands is fast becoming a must-see destination on any sightseeing trip of the capital. From stunning modern architecture to historic buildings, from art galleries to river trips - Docklands has it all. Best thing is that it's only a short stroll from the city centre so you can be here from O'Connell Street in just a few minutes.

Visiting the Docklands Dublin Docklands

Dublin Docklands, Ceantar Dugaí Átha Cliath, Dublin

About DUBLIN DOCKLANDS

CULTURE, ACTIVITY, FOOD & DRINK & ACCOMMODATION. The Custom House is a neoclassical 18th century building in Dublin, Ireland which houses the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government. It is located on the north bank of the River Liffey, on Custom House Quay between Butt Bridge and Talbot Memorial Bridge.

Leisure activities nearby. Dublin City Kayaking offers guests a chance to explore Dublin in a unique way. Tours usually last 1.5 hours and are organized so that guests are kayaking with the tide along the River Liffey. Dublin Bay Cruises are operated between Dun Laoghaire, Dublin Port and Howth. Guests are able to enjoy the panoramic views and discover the wildlife reserves that line the bay from north to south.

Dublin Docklands
Custom House Quay, Dublin 1
Eircode: D01 KF84

Visit DUBLIN DOCKLANDS

Things to do Sightseeing Dublin Docklands Famine Ship Jeanie Johnston. One of the most popular tourist attractions in Dublin. Famine Memorial and World Poverty Stone A commemorative work dedicated to those Irish people forced to emigrate during the 19th centuray Irish Famine. EPIC The Irish Emigration museum Dublin's dramatic new interactive visitor experience that showcases the unique global journey of the Irish people.

Visitors should note that due to building maintenance work, there is no online booking for tours between 6 – 26 January 2020. Tickets for guided tours scheduled after 26 January will be available online from Monday 13 January.

Dublin Docklands Custom House Quay Dublin 1 D01 KF84

Dublin Docklands
Custom House Quay, Dublin 1
Eircode: D01 KF84

Direction to Cycle Dublin Bike Tours.