History of Dublin Docklands
About Dublin Docklands
Dublin Docklands is an area of the city in Dublin, Ireland, on both sides of the River Liffey, roughly from Talbot Memorial Bridge eastwards to the 3Arena. In the late 20th and early 21st centuries, the docklands area was recreated as an extension of the business hub of Dublin’s International Financial Services Centre (IFSC). By 2008 the area had over 599 enterprises. While growth slowed down a lot due to the post-2008 Irish economic downturn, since 2014, property values and development activity has made a recovery. New infrastructure, built in the area in the 21st century, has included the Samuel Beckett Bridge and the LUAS Docklands extension. Venues, including the Bord Gais Energy Theatre, the refurbished 3Arena and the Convention Centre Dublin are also in the area.
In the Area
Bord Gais Energy Theatre –
The Address Connolly is located within a short walking distance to the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre. The theatre has capacity for 2,100 and is a purpose built theatre and is an outstanding addition to Ireland’s theatre world. The Bord Gáis Energy Theatre presents the best of National and International Theatre, Musicals, Drama, Opera, Ballet, Family Shows & Classical Concerts and has the facility to accommodate world class West End and Broadway productions for the first time in Ireland.
Wake Dock –
Wakedock is Ireland’s first cable wakeboard park. Wakedock offers sessions for adults and kids, individuals and groups. Perfect for beginners and expert wakeboarders alike, Wakedock’s trainers will make you feel at ease as you glide through four obstacles on the Grand Canal. A unique and great day out for all.
Design Tower –
One of Dublin’s many hidden gems, the Design Tower is located on Pearse Street. Originally a sugar refinery in 1862, the Design Tower now houses award-winning goldsmiths, jewellery designers, ceramics artists, sculptors, painters, textile conservationists, paper-conservationists, gallery spaces and a café.
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum –
EPIC is a historical experience immersing guests into the stories of the ten million people that have left the island of Ireland to conquer great things abroad. Through 20 states of the art galleries, visitors can dive into their stories in a unique and spectacular way.
3 Arena –
The Address Connolly is the ideal accommodation located just a short walk from the 3Arena. The 3Arena is a 14,500 capacity amphitheatre located at North Wall Quay in the heart of Dublin Docklands. The venue has played host to many world-renowned performers and is one of the leading concert venues in Europe.
The Liffey Ferry –
Dublin’s historic Liffey Ferry No. 11 was once a common site on the Liffey, ferrying passengers across the river until it was decommissioned in 1984 when the new East Link Bridge opened. The Ferry played a vital link for Docklands Communities transporting people to work, school and to loved ones and family members living of the other side of the river. The Ferry, now refurbished and reinstated, will be a familiar sight once again ferrying the people of Dublin between three points – the 3Arena to Sir John Rogerson’s Quay to MV Cill Airne at North Wall Quay and back.