VALLENCE AND McGRATH AS IT WAS 6 FEB 2017 - ESTABLISHED 1908

OLD VICTORIAN DIVING BELL 2017 PHOTO DIARY

THE DIVING BELL ON SIR JOHN ROGERSONS QUAY - THIS IS NOW A MINI-MUSEUM

One of my photographs is included in the mini-museum underneath the orange metal structure.

The Diving Bell used in the building of the Port’s quay walls from the Victorian era right up until almost the 1960s is a remarkable feat of Irish engineering, Designed by the port engineer Bindon Blood Stoney (1828 to 1907) and built by Grendon and Co., Drogheda. it was delivered to Dublin Port in 1866, entered service in 1871 and was used in the building of the Port’s quay walls until 1958. Stoney was a prodigious engineer and among his achievements were the building of the Boyne Viaduct in Drogheda, the construction of O’Connell Bridge and the building of many of the Port’s quay walls including Sir John Rogerson’s Quay and North Wall Quay Extension. It was a ground-breaking piece of engineering innovation in its day.


THE DIVING BELL ON SIR JOHN ROGERSONS QUAY - THIS IS NOW A MINI-MUSEUM 001
THE DIVING BELL ON SIR JOHN ROGERSONS QUAY - THIS IS NOW A MINI-MUSEUM 002
THE DIVING BELL ON SIR JOHN ROGERSONS QUAY - THIS IS NOW A MINI-MUSEUM 003
THE DIVING BELL ON SIR JOHN ROGERSONS QUAY - THIS IS NOW A MINI-MUSEUM 004
You will find links to buy products from Amazon, Google and other partners. If you click on these links, you’ll find that the URL includes a small extra piece of text which identifies that the click came from my websites. This text is an affiliate code, and it means that I get a small percentage of the money you spend if you choose to buy that product, or, in some cases, other products from the site soon after. These affiliate links help pay the costs of producing my websites and ensure that the content is free to you.

COPYRIGHT INFORMATION BELOW APPLIES ONLY TO PHOTOGRAPHS