Magazine Fort

John Corneille , 1736 /
Phoenix Park, Dublin
Sunday, 10am—4pm
Photo: Photographer: Micheal O Doibhilin

The Fort was built in 1734 – 1736 to the design of John Corneille, to store gunpowder and ammunition for British Government Forces. One third of the British Army was stationed in Ireland and was regularly rotated around the Empire. The Fort was raided on two occasions – Easter Monday 1916 and 23 December 1939. The Fort is strategically sited on St. Thomas Hill, off the Military Road, close to the Islandbridge Gate.


First Come Basis

Just show up and look out for Open House Dublin Volunteers.


  • Suitable for Children
  • Tours at 10am, 12pm, 2.30pm Please wear suitable footwear and dress appropriately for the weather Meeting Point - Entrance to the visitor centre, Phoenix Park

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