Poolbeg Stacks, Dublin 4

Pigeon House Road
Dublin 4


  • NIAH Ref: N/A
  • Date: 1960 - 1970
  • Rating: Regional
  • Orig. Use: Chimney Stack
  • Townland: Pigeon House Road
  • County: Dublin City

Criteria for Risk

  • Threatened with demolition


  • Condition of Structure: Fair
  • Level of Risk: Moderate


The fabric of this structure is generally sound, and its overall condition does not necessarily place it at risk. However, it is under threat of demolition or its future is in doubt.

The thermal station chimneys built in 1971, visible from many areas of Dublin City, form part of the Poolbeg Generating Station and are among the tallest structures in Ireland measuring 207m high. The generating station ceased operation in 2010 and the sites future use is unidentified. The structure is of significant historic importance and requires a sensitive approach to its redevelopment given it is now recognised as a landmark in Dublin.

Photograph Credit: John Milne (flickr.com)

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