Waterfront News update & Exhibition

Above: Issues of Waterfront News from the 1960s.

Above: Issues of Waterfront News from the 1960s.

Waterfront News Archive

After the article on the Waterfront News that Maria Shields O’Kelly wrote for NewsFour we had a great response. Tony Brennan a former B+I worker donated over 30 copies of the Waterfront News. This brings our collection to 40 copies plus six duplicates. Many thanks from the Dublin Dock Workers Preservation Society.
Alan Martin


The Dublin Dock Workers Preservation Society wish to thank Dublin City Council for giving us the Wood Quay Venue, which is a spectacular state-of-the-art exhibition facility featuring a stretch of the original Hiberno Norse (Viking) City Wall dating from 1100 AD.

Located in the heart of the city in Dublin City Council Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8, our five-day exhibition will run from Monday 22nd August to Friday 26th August from 9am to 5pm each day. The exhibition hopes to celebrate the history of Dublin Docks and the surrounding dockland communities from 1960 to 1973. We hope to do this through pictures, stories and through the perspective of a very unique publication – The Waterfront News.

Our current news can be found on facebook – Dublin Dockers, and our 3,500+ photographs on www.bluemelon.com/alanmartin. We will continue to ‘dig where we stand’ and to celebrate our rich history.

Declan Byrne