Photo: Paul Mc Guckian
Waterways Ireland Docklands Office
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Saturday 13 October, 11.00am – 5.00pm
Sunday 14 October, 12.00pm – 5.00pm
The Waterways Ireland Visitors Centre is affectionately known as the 'the box in the docks' due to its unique appearance. Currently closed to the public as a Visitors Centre whilst Waterways Ireland re-imagine its use in a modern context, the building remains acclaimed for its architectural merit, is built on water and accessed by way of a footbridge from the quay wall. Built in 1993, it was designed and built to represent a nautical theme - the round windows, the open aspect of the guardrails and the wooden decking of the walkway reflect this. The floor level windows give the impression that the building is moving through water or that you are even on a boat when the water is viewed through them. The rooftop has one of the best views of Docklands in Dublin.