August 1, 2014 by Alistair Uncategorized 0

Tuesday August 5th, Outing to the Great South Wall, Dublin Bay

Tuesday August 5th, Outing to the Great South Wall, Dublin Bay

This Tuesday, August 5th, we are heading seaward again to the Great South Wall (AKA the South Bull Wall).

Originally know as The Piles, the Great South Wall was built between 1715 and 1731 to deal with a problem of silting at the mouth of the River Liffey which was preventing access to the city quays.

The wall extends from Ringsend over 3 miles into Dublin Bay and was the world’s longest sea wall at the time of its contruction and is still one of the longest sea walls in Europe.

We are meeting at Molloy’s car park and leaving at 7.30pm sharp.  Head for the Grand Canal, via either Harolds Cross, Rathgar and turn right onto the R111 running alongside the Grand Canal.  Stay on the R111 onto Haddington Road and then onto Bath Road (the right of Slattery’s Bar).   Continue straight from the R111 onto the R131, Sean Moore Road, then take the 4th exit off the roundabout and after 300 metres, turn right onto the Pigeonhouse Road.  Follow this road until you come to the Wall.

See you there!