Dublin City Council (DCC) would like to announce that it has installed Light Boxes in Dublin’s Docklands to animate the area and enhance people’s experience of the Docklands.
A total of 7 Light Boxes have been installed, with each containing old photos from the Docklands showing how the area has evolved over generations of history. Four are located on North Wall Quay and 3 are on Sir John Rogerson’s Quay.
The idea of the Light Boxes in Dublin, which is led by DCC’s Events Section in partnership with the Docklands Office and DCC’s Libraries, is part of the City Recovery initiative. The photos came from Dublin City Libraries collection which contains thousands of images which showcase the history of Dublin City.
Simon Clarke, Administrative Officer, Events Section, said about the light boxes in Dublin’s Docklands “the boxes are 1.8 metres high, use solar powered light, require no cabling, are reusable, and once it gets dark will light up for 6-8 hours. It’s a great way of promoting the history and vibrancy of the Docklands area.”
This initiative, which began in June of this year when 10 Light Boxes were installed in Smithfield, is being done on a trial basis. If successful it may become a permanent addition to both these areas and may also be trialled in other parts of the City.
Source: Dublin City Council