Halpin’s Pool by artist David Briscoe.

In 1836 a timber wharf was built for passenger steamships at the junction of the East Wall Road and North Wall Quay where the Three Arena is today. The area became known as Halpin’s Pond or Pool named after the Port Engineer George Halpin (1779-1854) and would eventually become the Alexandra Basin in 1885, which is still in use at Dublin Port today.


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