The Dublin Port Diving Bell

Photo: Donal Murphy

The Dublin Port Diving Bell

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Saturday 14 October, 11.00am – 5.00pm
Sunday 15 October, 12.00pm – 5.00pm

The Dublin Port Diving Bell, presents a unique feature of Dublin Ports History. The original Diving Bell, designed by the remarkable Bindon Blood Stoney, was instrumental in the innovative construction of the Alexandra Basin and saw active service in the Port until the early 1960s. The Public can now engage with and learn about this unique piece of Dublin's Heritage. The Bell has been elevated, in a manner that allows a presentation of its intriguing history. It is now becoming a landmark feature of the evolving Dublin Docklands, on Sir John Rogerson's Quay, where it was once deployed in the repair of the quay walls.

First-come basis: Just turn up and look out for Open House Dublin volunteers. No High Heels This tour is not suitable for children. Photography is not allowed on this tour.

Designed by: MOLA Architecture
Building Date: 2015
Location: Sir John Rogerson's Quay, Dublin 2

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