Walking tours of Port centre and Graving Docks - Open House Dublin 2022
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Walking tours of Port centre and Graving Docks

Dublin Port Centre, North Dock, Dublin
Tour Dates & Times
  • Saturday 15 October:
  • 12pm – 1.30pm |
  • 2pm – 3.30pm |
  • 3pm – 4.30pm
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View of Pump-house and crane

Dublin Port’s history dates back to 1707 and while the company has always looked forward, we have never lost sight of our substantial heritage. Much of the evolution of communities in the North and East Wall areas is inextricably linked either to the Port itself, or the numerous industries which developed around it.
The Railways, Shipbuilding, Car Assembly, Timber Importers, Coal, are some of the many businesses that flourished and evolved throughout the Port’s history while much of the early housing stock in the vicinity was built to accommodate the workers in those businesses. From those communities would come, significant Artists, Musicians, Writers, and Poets.

Join Hugh McGuinness on a walking tour from Port Centre on Alexandra Road to the Dublin Port’s new graving dock Heritage Zone, or join Tim Darmody in a tour around the port precinct and the old electric sub-station.


Accessibility Information
The route goes through Alexandra Road which is a busy road within an industrial estate.
Tour will include the maritime garden which has steps.
The Port Centre will be closed so there will be no access to toilet facilities on site.
Parking is available at Dublin Port Centre.
Dublin Port Company will use audio systems for the tours, providing disposable headphones, feel free to bring your own if you prefer, but they have a jack plug (the device doesn’t work with wireless headphones).

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