The Waterways Ireland Visitor Centre is your Gateway to the Waterways floating on the water of the Grand Canal Basin.
Daily walking tours at 11:30 & 2:30 begin in the Visitor Centre on the Grand Canal Quay and explore Grand Canal Dock from its development in the 18th century that changed the shape of Dublin to its recent 21st century rebirth that has created a new urban landscape for the city. You will hear the story of the Royal and Grand canals and the race to reach the Shannon.
You can admire this fantastic mix of industrial and modern architecture, find out what life in the past was like living and working in DublinÃ¢Â€Â™s Docklands and discover how the canals played a consistent role in the history of the cityÃ¢Â€Â™s economic, social and cultural development.
Inside the centre we have hands on activities including demonstrating driving a barge and an interactive quiz testing your knowledge of IrelandÃ¢Â€Â™s Waterways.
We also provide advice, guides, maps and charts for those planning on using the waterways and the activities on and around them.
Last updated 2014-05-02
Note: Map is an approximate indication ONLY. Please contact Waterways Ireland Visitor Centre for directions and precise location prior to your visit.