East Wall

For the fortified lines known in German by the term Ostwall, see Festungsfront Oder-Warthe-Bogen and Panther–Wotan line.
East Wall
An Port Thoir

View of East Wall from Railway Bridge
East Wall

Location of East Wall in Ireland

Coordinates: 53°21′14″N 6°14′06″W / 53.354°N 6.235°W / 53.354; -6.235Coordinates: 53°21′14″N 6°14′06″W / 53.354°N 6.235°W / 53.354; -6.235
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East Wall (Irish: An Port Thoir) is an inner city area of the Northside of Dublin, Ireland.


East Wall is bounded by the North Strand Road to the west, by North Wall and the Royal Canal to the south, and was bounded by East Wall Road, Dublin to the north until land reclamation extended that part. It is linked to Ringsend by the East-Link bridge; it is linked to Fairview by the Annesley Bridge.

East Wall is bounded by Railway lines, the Royal Canal, the River Tolka, the River Liffey and Dublin Port (the Irish Sea) resulting in a readily identifiable area geographically if somewhat separated from the large city which surrounds it.[1]

East Wall also holds one terminus of the Dublin Port Tunnel.


East Wall dates from the end of the eighteenth century from the time of the construction of the North Wall. It was originally a working class area, with many finding employment in Dublin Port, adjacent to the area. In the economic boom years from the late 1990s onwards, the area developed rapidly, with the notable addition of the International Financial Services Centre (mostly in neighbouring North Wall), and East Point Business Park on reclaimed land extending East Wall to the north. It has developed rapidly since the late 1990s to a vibrant community and in 2013 regained its status as an officially recognised Village within the framework of Dublin City Development Plan. There has been a massive increase in the population in recent years to over 5000.

It now boasts an incredible amount of social organisations across a wide spectrum of Cultural/ Arts & Sporting interests, it has an award winning community cultural centre named after one of its most famous past residents The Sean O'Casey Centre . New businesses at the cutting edge of technology and finance have located in the Village in recent years making it a very popular geographical location close to the port area, the financial district and ease of access to Dublin airport.


Aside from the business park, East Wall is primarily a residential neighbourhood of around 1800 households, with a population of approximately 5000. The area is serviced with shops, a Roman Catholic church, a community centre, a primary school and recreational facilities (parks, sea and beach) in walking distance.


Notes and references

  1. "East Wall Area Action Plan" (PDF). Dublin Docklands Development Authority & Dublin City Council. Retrieved 1 July 2015.
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