Category Archive: Dublin Dockworkers Preservation society

Nov 26

Dublin Port, World War One and U-boat attacks on Merchant ships : 30th November

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Oct 08

The first of the famous Guinness fleet – torpedoed in 1917

Guinness archivist Eibhlin Roche , with model of SS WM Barkley

On 12th October 1917, the steam ship WM Barkley having set out from Dublin Port just hours earlier was torpedoed just off the Kish lighthouse. Five of the 13 crew members on board were killed, and the others were lucky to survive. Among those to lose their lives was Thomas Murphy of Sheriff Street, who …

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Apr 13

1917 Submarine victims to be remembered in Docklands

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Feb 10

“No more on the Docks I’ll be seen” – an evening of songs & stories at the Ferryman.

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( Poster design :Ciarán Swan )

Nov 22

Rare Dublin , Docks and East Wall footage from the 1960′s

   This is amazing footage of Dublin from the 1960′s , filmed by Leslie Crowe . This footage has now been restored, edited and made publicly available , capturing many sights and memories of our great city that woukd be lost otherwise. Of particular interest will be scenes of the Docks , recorded from Liberty …

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Nov 14

New Chapel of St. Laurence O’Toole (1846)

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These are original flyers relating to the building of St Laurence O’Toole Church on Seville Place in the 1840′s. As you can see these are 170 years old , and are incredible documents relating to the history of the North Docks community. The fact that they have survived in such good condition for all this …

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Jul 17

North Wall: “Playground of the young” (1861 to 2016)

Leory & Jeanie (Courtesy: Paul Kelly / North Wall Series)

“I am satisfied, that a knowledge of the art of swimming would be far more useful to the rising generation, than many accomplishments which are at present taught at a very great expense.”  – Roger Lamb (1911) It happens every year: as soon as there is a hint of sunshine the young people of the …

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Apr 30

‘I am Muirchú’ by Rita Edwards (Remembering the Helga)

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‘I am Muirchú’   by  Rita Edwards I am Muirchú the ‘Hound of the Sea’. I was not always known as Muirchú. When I was built in the Liffey Dockyard in Dublin in 1908 – a steam yacht with 323 tons displacement, capable of reaching a speed of 14.6 knots – I was named Helga II. …

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Sep 14

East Wall History Festival – 2015

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Aug 29

“Poor Tommy worked on the Railway” : The London and North Western Railway, North Wall and the Great War

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Along North Wall Quay, situated between the modern developments at Spencer Dock and the shell of what was to be the Anglo-Irish Bank HQ are two somewhat incongruous red brick buildings. These are the former Hotel and Railway Station of the London and North Western Railway Company, an employer of over 90,000 men and women …

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