List of Dublin Gates

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Map noting Newgate and St. Audoen's gate (c.1400)

The walls and fortifications around Dublin were raised by the Ostmen in the 9th Century,[1][2] and the majority of the cities in Ireland remained subject to incursions by native clans until the seventeenth century.[3] The defences of Dublin would eventually fall into disrepair but continued to serve a purpose as late as 1762 when the auction of the rights to collect tolls at each of the then seven city gates raised £4,000 for the city.[4]

Remaining stretch of city wall and St Audoen's gate (dated to 13th-century)

Below are the historic Gates of Dublin along the city's ancient boundaries:[5]


  1. ^ Margaret Gowen, ed. (2004). Conservation Plan - Dublin City Walls and Defences (PDF) (Report). Dublin City Council. Retrieved 14 September 2014.
  2. ^ G. Hansbrow (1835). An Improved Topographical and Historical Hibernian Gazetteer to which is Added, an Introduction to the Ancient and Modern History of Ireland. p. 210.
  3. ^ John Thomas Gilbert (1861). "Chapter I". A History of the City of Dublin.
  4. ^ Raymond Peter Clark (2001). Two capitals London and Dublin, 1500-1840. Oxford University Press. p. 55. ISBN 9780197262474.
  5. ^ a b c George Newenham Wright, George Petrie, William Henry. Ireland Illustrated.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  6. ^ a b c d e f g John Thomas Gilbert (1861). A History of the City of Dublin.
  7. ^ Howard B. Clarke (1990). Medieval Dublin. Irish Academic Press. p. 191. ISBN 0-7165-2459-7.