Explore Dublin Port’s rich Heritage with Hugh McGuinness from East Wall History Group and Lar Joye, Port Heritage Director.
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 or Lar on a 50min walking tour which starts at Port Centre on Alexandra Road and concludes in Dublin Port’s new graving dock Heritage Zone.