Wheel of Dublin, Point Village, Docklands, Dublin

Just like the Belfast and London, Dublin has launched its own Dublin Eye. “The Wheel of Dublin”, located near the O2 Theatre (The Point) in Dublin’s docklands will give visitors to Dublin a bird’s eye view of the city.

The owner of the O2 arena, Harry Crosbie, is rumored to have spent between $9 and $11 million on building this 200 feet high big wheel which towers over the capital.

This is the only attraction and viewpoint like it in the city. From the top it is possible to see as far as the Dublin Mountains to the south and Howth Head to the north. The 13-minute round trip costs $11.80.

Harry Crosbie said that the Wheel will be joined by an outdoor performance area and markets. He expects the market to be the largest in the country with 150 vendors and plans to host free lunchtime rock shows.

The Dublin Docklands Development Authority had proposed to build an observation site at George’s Dock, almost directly across the Liffey, on the South bank. If both plans had gone ahead there would have been two almost identical attractions less than one mile away from each other.