I was born on the South side of Dublin. My family moved to Sheriff St. on the North side when I was four years old. I attended St. Laurence O’Toole’s Girls’ Primary School until age 13. I began working in the kitchen of the Brown Thomas store and,…

Bring the past to life and reimagine the present with a range of perspectives as diverse as the connections between Ireland and Wales across the Irish Sea. Developed by James L. Smith of the Ports, Past and Present Project using project material…

Michael Donnelly Later to become a docker, Michael Donnelly joined the Irish Citizen Army at a very young age and fought against British occupation in Ireland during the 1916 uprising as part of the Stephen’s Green Battalion. In May 1920, using…

Welcome to our audio theatrical experience! This piece takes you on an adventure, discovering Dublin Docklands and the lives that shape it. Rua and Hannah, two theatre makers from Dublin, guide you to 5 locations; Epic Museum, the Bottle Boy pub,…

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…