Wood Quay Venue

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Wood Quay Venue 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.

Located in the heart of the city in Dublin City Council Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8.

Wood Quay Venue is available to hire for daytime, evening and Saturday events.

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For further information:

Contact Ph: 01 2223329, 01 222 5233, 01 222 2857.
Email: woodquayvenue@dublincity.ie
Location: View Google Map or Wood Quay Venue Location map

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.

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Wood Quay Venue is available to hire for daytime, evening and Saturday events.

For further information:

Contact : Ph: 01 222 3329, 01 222 2857
Email: woodquayvenue@dublincity.ie
Location: View Google Map or Wood Quay Venue Location map

Photography by Jason Clarke

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