Survey Data

Reg No

50060553


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural Social Technical


Original Use

Quay/wharf


In Use As

Quay/wharf


Date

1800 - 1810


Coordinates

316126, 234468


Date Recorded

04/08/2014


Date Updated

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Description

Granite ashlar quay, built c.1805, one of several continuous quays that define north side of Liffey in Dublin city centre. Quay walls are ashlar granite blocks with saddle-back finish, ramped in places. North side bounded by flagstone pavement with granite kerbs, with steel flagpoles adjacent. Modern steel and timber boardwalk affixed to river side of quay wall.

Appraisal

Eden Quay forms an important arterial route with several other quays through central Dublin, articulating the north side of the Liffey. It was constructed in the early nineteenth century, replacing the former Iron Quay and North Wall slip. This area is indicated by Rocque's 1756 map to have been occupied by ship building and repair yards. Despite the difference in date, they present a unified river frontage through the city centre, and are reminders of the economic and maritime development of Dublin as Ireland's principal port.