Stanuell, Charles A. 'The improvement of Dublin harbour'. - Dublin: Journal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland,Vol. XII Part XCII, 1911/1912, pp546-558
Journal of The Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland Vol. XII Part XCII 1911/1912
I do not think, that it would serve any useful
purpose to trace the early development of the Port. The fact is that for years all goods were carted through
the streets to and from Kingsbridge, Amiens street,
Westland Row, Harcourt Street, and a large proportion to
the Broadstone terminus of the M.G.W.
I think the best course to adopt is to refrain from
further ancient history and to commence with the year
1873, the date when the Spencer Dock was opened. That
in itself was nothing, the Spencer Dock is very defective,
but it marked the time when the M.G.W., the G.S. & W.,
the G.N., and the L. & N.W. railways united to form a
general railway centre at the North Wall, which was
completed, more than ten years after, when the so-called
Loop Line was constructed connecting Westland Row with
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