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Wednesday, 11 October 2017

New book explores the working lives of Dublin dockers

http://irishacademicpress.ie/product/the-dublin-docker-the-working-lives-of-dublins-deep-sea-port/
If you have ancestral connections to Dublin's dockyards, you might want to check out a new book from Irish Academic Press: The Dublin Docker: Working Lives of Dublin’s Deep-Sea Port, by Aileen O'Carroll and Don Bennett.

The 285-page paperback explores the working lives of the capital's dockers from the mid-19th-century to the 1970s.

Lavishly illustrated with photos of the port, the dockyards and the men who worked there, the book tells the social history of the Dublin quaysides and how the dockers lives were impacted by events, especially the Dublin Lockout, WW1, the Easter Rising and the War of Independence.

Priced from €24.99 | ISBN 9781911024729