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Sitting on the Docks of Dublin Bay

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Full title: Dublin docklands : an urban voyage

Creator / Author: Turtle Bunbury

Item Type / Page count: Book / 251p

When Published: 2009

Publisher / Place of Publication: Montague Publications on behalf of the Dublin Docklands Development Authority / 39 Upper Fitzwilliam Street, Dublin 2.

About: The docks is the trading hub of any major city and traditionally gave employment to multitudes of working-class people who also lived in its vicinity. However, as happened in other cities around the world during the latter half of the 20th century, the Dublin docklands workforce suffered from the introduction of increased mechanisation. This resulted in the area going into rapid decline until the advent of the Celtic Tiger heralded an era of regeneration. This book charts the history of the areas of inner city Dublin that comprise the docklands.

ID number(s): 9780955815515 / 0955815517

Chapters:Introduction: an urban voyage — Custom House Quay – North Wall – East Wall – Westland Row and the South Quays – Grand Canal Docks –Ringsend and Poolbeg.

WW Connection #1: The author attended primary school in Baltinglass.

Extra #1: includes maps and many photographs.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Extra #3: Check OCLC WorldCat.org for this publication in libraries worldwide.

Extra #4: Link to the Author’s website http://www.turtlebunbury.com

Extra #5: Link to drafts of the text via the Author’s website. Note: This text does not necessarily correlate with that in the print edition of the book.

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