The Dublin quays refers to the two roadways and quays that run along the north and south banks of the River Liffey in Dublin. The stretches of the two continuous streets have several different names. However, all but three of the names (Swift's Row, Bachelors Walk and Usher's Island) share the same "Quay" designation. The quays have played an important part in Dublin's history.
The name designations of the north roadway are (from west to east): Wolfe Tone Quay, Sarsfield Quay, Ellis Quay, Arran Quay, Inns Quay, Upper Ormond Quay, Lower Ormond Quay, Bachelors Walk, Eden Quay, Custom House Quay and North Wall Quay.
According to the Irish Georgian Society: "The Ormond Hotel is located on the city’s historic Georgian quays, which were laid out by the Duke of Ormond in the late 17th century. The Ormond Hotel, which began operating from the site in 1889, is a building of special cultural significance on account of it being the fictional location for the Sirens episode of James Joyce’s magnum opus, Ulysses, which chronicles the passage of Leopold Bloom through Dublin during an ordinary day, 16 June 1904."
The Ormond Hotel which featured in James Joyce’s Ulysses was derelict for many years but was purchased by Monteco Holdings for €2.5m and their €25 million redevelopment was expected to complete by the first quarter of 2020 but currently [December 2021] it is nowhere near completion and there was no evidence of any ongoing construction activity.
Before the Covid-19 a large number of hotels were under construction in the city centre and there is speculation that as many as 20% will never open as the demand for hotel rooms in Dublin may be greatly reduced for at least two or three years. The indications that the new Ormond Hotel will actually open as it is well financed and is in a position to take a long-term view. I do hope that this project will be completed.