Dun Laoghaire Harbour – East & West Pier works complete

Work is due to complete next week on repairs to the seaward side of the East Pier in Dun Laoghaire Harbour.

The project took over 5 months to replace the tonnes of washed away rock armour after Storm Emma battered the pier in 2018.

Individual granite rocks used in the renovation weighed from a few kilos up to ten tonnes each and required specialised equipment to move into place.

The Cornish granite rocks used in the project are the same material used to protect the new pier at the Dun Laoghaire Baths Project.

The power of the storm in 2018 destroyed part of the East Pier wall and compromised part of the underlying rock armour which protects and supports the East Pier from the Irish Sea.

Due to public safety concerns the Sun Shelter area was closed off and the harbour team began work to repair the damaged wall and a large cavity was opened under the east pier.

1,700 tonnes of granite are now being knitted strategically in a bed below the sun shelter. They form a solid barrier to protect the pier for years to come. The clean new granite can be seen in the foreground of these photos.

The area will soon be open to the public again.

Works to repair the sloping revetment at the West Pier Roundhead were completed last week.