SIR JOHN ROGERSON’S QUAY
I visited Sir John Rogerson’s Quay as I had expected to see the USS Mesa Verde docked here but unfortunately it was elsewhere and it was in a restricted location.
However, I did meet a very nice lady from Ukraine who is currently living and working in Cork and she had decided go get at train and spend a day in Dublin.
The USS Mesa Verde which is paying a courtesy call to Dublin to coincide with the US football classic between Navy Midshipmen and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Saturday 26 August 2023. USS Mesa Verde (LPD-19) is the third San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock of the United States Navy. She is the first U.S. Navy warship to be named after the Mesa Verde National Park in the U.S. state of Colorado.
As of the early 21st century, the previously functional maritime buildings and features of Sir John Rogerson’s Quay have been redeveloped for heritage tourism, and newer office buildings built on the quay. This has included redevelopment of the quay’s ‘campshire’ warehouses (associated with the historical use of the quay as a military ‘camp’), and the renovation of a mid-19th century diving bell made by Grendons of Drogheda. The diving bell has been a feature of the quays since the 1870s, and was used to build and maintain many of the walls of Dublin’s quays.