Wood Quay Venue is an imaginative and exciting development incorporating the City Wall Space and MyCity.
City Wall Space is a spectacular state-of-the-art conference/meeting/exhibition/performance facility featuring a stretch of the original Hiberno Norse (Viking) City Wall dating from 1100AD.
MyCity is an innovative multimedia exhibition that showcases information on Dublin City’s past, present and future.
Located in the heart of the city in Dublin City Council Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8.
City Wall Space is available to hire for daytime, evening and weekend events.
City Wall Space
City Wall Space is a state-of-the-art meeting and conference facility with a capacity for up to 200 people(120 seated).
City Wall Space is ideal for conferences, meetings, arbitrations, launches, seminars, workshops, lectures, company training days and cultural events.
This venue includes an integrated top of the range audiovisual system and WiFi access. City Wall Space can be reconfigured into separate rooms by way of floor to ceiling partition screens.
This unique space also features the original Hiberno Norse (Viking) City Wall - a stunning piece of Dublin's past - that dates from 1100AD. This historic element makes any event at this location a memorable experience.
MyCity is a multimedia exhibition showcasing contemporary Dublin and its visions for the future.
The exhibition consists of themed kiosks with 3D maps, video profiles and interactive timelines. It is very user friendly and an excellent way to learn more about Dublin’s historic past and dynamic future.
The kiosks focus upon the city’s people, places, culture, movement, enterprise and environment. The timeline allows you to trace Dublin’s history from the Viking period through to the 21st century. Each kiosk has a selection of video profiles that display current projects and future plans. There are also a range of short articles detailing future Council initiatives.
Informative, educational and communicative, a visit to MyCity is guaranteed to be an interesting experience for everyone. Open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, admission is free of charge.
Hiberno Norse (Viking) Wall
Under the rule of the Irish King Muirchertach Ua Briain who ruled Dublin for 40 years until AD 1115, the existing Norse defensive earthen banks (surmounted by timber palisade fencing) that protected the city gave way for a new rubble masonry wall, which enlarged almost threefold the previously defended area.
Of varied size and construction, the new masonry city wall was approximately 7 metres high and between 1.5 and 3 metres wide. Substantial re-fortification and alterations occurred in the 12th century, including the construction of the City Moat, a massive ditch up to 20m wide and 9m deep.
Two significant stretches of this phase of the north end of the city wall survive in a modern context along the south side of Cook Street and here in the Wood Quay Venue.
Wood Quay Venue was built in conjunction with the Dublin City Walls and Defences Conservation Plan.
Photography by Jason Clarke