Category Archive: DOCKERS

Feb 04

Sing a song of Docklands” ( February 2023)

Oct 12

North Wall and the War of Independence : A docklands walking tour .

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“Ambushes , arms raids and assassins” The War of Independence in North Wall (1919 – 1921)   Saturday 23rd October @ 12pm     Just over a century ago the War of Independence came to an end , with a truce signed on July 11th 1921 . For almost two and a half years a …

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Feb 05

Ben Hannigan R.I.P.

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Remembering with pride the great Ben Hannigan , a local legend, soccer star and deep-sea docker. (Thanks to East Wall History Group , Dublin Dockworkers Preservation Society , David Whittaker and Gaye Dunne for providing photographs for this tribute)

Dec 14

“ARE YOU A BUTTON MAN ?” – Saturday 15th December @ EPIC , CHQ

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Mar 31

Two great photo exhibitions – April 2017

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Aug 28

“FAIRFIELD MEMORIES” – CD launch at The Ferryman


“FAIRFIELD MEMORIES ” is the latest CD from Paul O’Brien , and will be launched  this Saturday (30th August) at the Dublin Dockworkers Preservation Society heritage event at The Ferryman, Sir John Rogersons Quay, 8.30pm). Paul will be well known to many of you , not just as ‘the local lad with the guitar’ but …

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Aug 21

World War One, Sean O’Casey and the people of the North Docks

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May 10

The Battle at Annesley Bridge – Walking tour videos now available

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The “1916 Rising: Battle at Annesley Bridge” walking tour organised by the East Wall History Group was a huge success. Led by guide Hugo McGuinness, it was estimated that almost 200 people took part. (Ironically, this was a greater number than the entire Republican garrison involved in 1916!) The events at Annesley Bridge in 1916 …

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Apr 16

The “Blackguard” Tom Daly , the 1916 Rising and the Frongoch Rat catcher !

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“A tough  Dock Labourer, pugnacious and voluble…” On the 16th April 1916 an Irish Republican flag was flown for the first time over Liberty Hall. It was a hugely symbolic ceremony , a message of defiance and a signal of intent by the Irish Citizen Army. Amongst those caught up in the excitement and emotion …

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Jan 24

“Reinterpreting 1913″ – Three part radio series

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A new three part series  ”Reinterpreting 1913″  will begin tomorrow night on NearFM,  broadcasting on the station each Friday (24th, 31st January and 7th February) at 6pm.You can listen to it on NearFM which is on 90.3FM  broadcasting across the North East of Dublin. It can also be streamed internationally live from The poster for the series includes a wonderful image of Dublin Port , …

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