Docklands SDZ

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Employment in the Docklands

Nineteenth-century Dublin was not a city of factories. Most working men were employed as labourers and carters on the docks and railways.

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The Port

Originally situated upriver at Wood Quay and close to Christchurch Cathedral until the new Custom House opened in the 1790s.

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The Custom House

One of Dublin’s finest 18th-Century buildings.

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Urban Dereliction

Many of the houses built in the Docklands during the nineteenth century were cheap, of low quality, and they were often squashed in back lanes and alleys.

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The Docklands

The Dublin Docklands Area comprises of 520 hectares or 1300 acres of land on the north and south banks of the river Liffey.

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Heritage Trail

Coming Soon!

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