Diving Bell Dublin

Image by Alina Ecke

Diving Bell – 140 years of history

I have been living in Dublin for a number of years and while walking in Docklands area would pass by a red, several meters high red steel construction on Sir Rogerson’s Quay – my friends were always asking me what that was and I never knew the answer. Only quite recently I actually realised that the shape of the construction has slightly changed since I last saw it, and now there is a little path under it with some explanatory information.

This is the Diving Bell, a piece of engineering art for building deep water quay walls back in the 19th century – and believe it or not, but it was in use until the late 50s of the 20th century! Workers had to perform under literal pressure – the water pressure, being inside the Bell and build Dublin Docklands.

I do not want to spoil the experience – you should go and learn about the last 140 years of Dublin history by visiting this small sight. I recommend to see it in the evening as you can enjoy lovely city lights all around the Liffey.

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Sir John Rogerson's Quay, Dublin

Opening Times

24 hours daily


Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)