Dublin Port Company’s proposed MP2 Project; a map of the same; Google Earth images of areas involved; the Heritage Zone as part of the project
Dublin Port Company is lodging an application for permission with An Bord Pleanála for its MP2 Project which involves a new open structure “Ro-Ro jetty” for ferries up to 240m in length and a lengthening of an existing river berth.
It also proposes a publicly accessible Heritage Zone.
The planning application says:
This [Heritage Zone] will include a new structure or ‘Marker’ incorporating the original lighthouse bell and lantern from the pier head at the end of the long-gone 19th century eastern breakwater.
The Marker includes a viewing and interpretive deck, and beneath it a small performance space or amphitheatre.
The proposal also features the installation of a Sea Organ, a musical instrument made from a series of pipes with whistle openings installed into the land boundary.
The Heritage Zone will be accessible by cyclists and pedestrians along the new 4km Greenway on the northern fringe of the port overlooking the Tolka Estuary. Construction of the Greenway will commence later this year.
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