THE POINT DEPOT IN 2019 NOW THE POINT VILLAGE

THE POINT VILLAGE AREAPHOTOGRAPHED IN 2019

This is now where the Luas Tram (red line) terminus is located.

The area has undergone much change since I photographed it in 2019.

A building was constructed in 1878 as a train depot to serve the nearby busy port. Among railwaymen it was always known as "The Point Store". In the late 1980s, after many years of neglect and disuse, it was bought by local developer, Harry Crosbie along with Apollo Leisure (now Live Nation) fitted out the venue with balconies, offices and backstage facilities. Before it was renovated, U2 recorded the second track of their 1988 album, Rattle and Hum, "Van Diemen's Land" there, and footage of performances of this song and "Desire" from the building appear in the accompanying Rattle and Hum movie.

Over the years the area nearby became the The Point Village, a commercial and residential development in the North Wall area of Dublin. The elements of the €800 million development completed to date include offices and residential and hotel accommodation, a small shopping centre, a cinema, a museum and a five-level underground car park. The development ran into a number of problems and was taken over by NAMA in April 2013.

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POINT VILLAGE AREA


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