Wood Quay Venue
City Wall Space
City Wall Space is a state-of-the-art meeting and conference facility with a capacity for up to 120 people seated theatre style or 200 people standing.
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.
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.
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.