Magazine Fort

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Magazine Fort

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Saturday 13 October, 12.00pm – 2.00pm

The Magazine Fort was built from 1734, on the site of an imposing Jacobean mansion from 1611, which had for some time been used as the principle residence of the King’s Viceroy in Ireland.The Magazine Fort was constructed as a bastion fort. Within its walls are three purpose built magazines for the storage of gunpowder, which supplied all the nearby Royal Dublin barracks at that time. A triangular extension was built on the eastern side of the Fort in 1801 and was used mostly for accommodation. The Magazine Fort was the first location in Dublin to come under attack by the Irish Volunteers on Easter Monday 1916. The site was occupied by the Irish Army until 1980.Conservation works have commenced under the direction of Office of Public Works professional staff. Tours will include Magazine 'A' and two viewing points.

Tours will be at 12pm & 2pm only starting from the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre

First-come basis: Just turn up and look out for Open House Dublin volunteers. Persons attending should wear good strong footwear and outdoor clothing

Tours will be at 12pm & 2pm only starting from the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre.

weather permitting

Designed by: John Corneille
Building Date: 1734
Location: Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

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