New book recalls the era of Dublin Dockers

by Gazette Reporter

A new book has been launched that chronicles the history of Dublin’s dock workers.

The Dublin Docker: Working Lives of Dublin’s Deep-Sea Port, an illustrated book which recalls the era when thousands of men unloaded and loaded the ships by hand on Dublin Docks.

The authors of the book Aileen O’ Carroll and the late Don Bennett excavated the archive of the Dublin Dockworkers Preservation Society to discover a wealth of photographs, spanning the mid-nineteenth century to the 1970s.

The book acts as a history of the dockers and tells the story of their deep-woven connection to the city.

The Dublin Docker is available in bookshops and online from Amazon and Irish Academic Press.

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