This experience was created by combining 'Dublin's Deep Sea Port' Map & Guide and 'North Wall Campshires' Map & Guide, Illustrations by John D. Ruddy.Scroll down to download the walk. North Wall The North Wall is an area which stretches…

Dr Cordula Scherer leads the Irish Research Council-funded project, Food Smart Dublin. The project investigates how the seafood consumption of Dublin people can be encouraged by reconnecting with our coastal cultural heritage through the discovery…

Dr Tomas Buitendijk is a postdoctoral researcher in UCD’s School of Biology and Environmental Science working on the Ecostructure project. Tomas spoke to James L. Smith about the formation of the North Bull Island behind Dublin Bay's North Bull…

The statue of Réalt na Mara (Our Lady, Star of the Sea) was erected from subscriptions from dockers, others working around Dublin Port, and a range of companies. It was sculpted by Cecil King and unveiled and blessed on 24 September 1972. Realt…

This poem looks back at what working life was like for one of the thousands of casual labourers who worked at the Dublin docks in the mid-twentieth century. The foreman, or Stevedore, allocated work to men daily. Those labourers would often be left…

Gary's wife used sea swimming as a way to get relief during a stressful personal time, as her mother went through Alzheimer's disease. The waves in the poem reflect the changing condition of Gary's mother-in-law, and her 'escapes to nowhere', when…

The wives and families of dockers had to face deprivations that often went unnoticed or unreported. Because of the dangerous nature of work in and around the docklands areas, work accidents where very common. Almost on a daily basis, men were…

Tethered, tossed and twinkling,A beckoning beacon between bar and bull,Paving pathways in a bending bay of swirlingsurf and smiling shores.Invitation to our harbour of doubtFailte, céad mile, come surge like a stormin our settling stout. Tested in…

Get to bell before the low tideSlow down the pipe mind your stride.Compressed air makes the breathing hardWorking for hours in heat and dark.Levelling out the seabed get it rightQuay stones to be laid before the night. Six in our gang in our metal…

The modern history of Dublin Port begins in the early 1700s, when a bank was constructed to protect the south side of the channel at the mouth of the harbour, enabling ships to reach the city even in high winds. This was replaced by the South Bull…