THE PORT OF DUBLIN

DUBLIN PORT - EASTER WEEKEND 2019

I can never really decide what to refer to as Dublin Docklands and where exactly Dublin Port is located.


Dublin Port is the seaport of Dublin, Ireland, of both historical and contemporary economic importance. Approximatively two-thirds of Ireland's port traffic travels via the port, which is by far the busiest on the island of Ireland. Recently, the port and its land, mostly at the eastern end of Dublin's Northside, but also with a southern section, were valued at €25 billion – €30 billion.

A 2018 review of a 'Draft Masterplan 2040' was published by the Dublin Port Company. By 2023, the current Terminal 3 will be converted into Berth 18 for Cruise ships. This new facility will replace the temporary check-in facility at Terminal 7 on Tolka Quay Road and eliminate the need to shuttle guests to Ocean Pier 33. Public transportation options also will be improved.

Over many years, the Dublin Port authorities have been exploring a controversial proposal to in-fill 21 hectares (52 acres) of Dublin Bay – a continuation of historical practice, as all of the port land was once part of Dublin Bay. Residents on areas near the proposed in-fill, on the north side of the Liffey, are strongly opposed to the plan, which, as of 2018, has not progressed.