Dublin’s Deep Sea Port Walking Tour
Dublin’s Deep Sea Port walking tour is a new and fascinating introduction to Dublin Port’s rich maritime history and its links to the surrounding area.
Along the way, we learn about the early days of Dublin Port, including its extension (the Alexandra Basin) in April 1885, right through to the modern day economic importance of Dublin Port.
The tour starts at the Luas stop “The Point”, at the Three Arena, continuing on to, the No.292 Crane on East Wall Road, and the Port Company’s recently developed Maritime Gardens. From here, we travel towards Merchants Road houses and St Joseph’s School, both notable for their links to the 1913 Lockout and the Trade Union Movement in the Docklands. Other important sites along the way are Abercorn Road, the home of playwright Sean O Casey and other illustrious residents, New Wapping Street, Mayor Street, and 1916 veteran Michael O’Doherty’s house.
We also cover some of the more colourful aspects of life on the Docklands, including a famous murder case which inspired the ‘knife conversation’ in the Eumaeus chapter of Joyce’s most famous novel ‘Ulysses”. We will also pass Seabank House / Wharf Tavern, a popular haunt for dockers and numerous other eccentric characters, before finally making our way back to the Three Arena where our journey began.
*Public transport links include the Luas Red Line to “The Point” at the Three Arena, the N4 bus route from the Northside of the city, and the G1 and G2 bus routes to the West of the city.