By the 1960’s there were two Graving or Dry Docks in the Port where ships were built and maintained. The first dock had been built in the 1860s and the second in the 1950’s.

The most famous ship built in this area was the Helga in 1908 for the Department of Agriculture, which became infamous during the 1916 Rising for bombarding rebel positions around Liberty Hall.

Here are a series of photographs from the Dublin Port Archive’s 35mm slide colour collection and a selection of black and white photographs showing the Graving Docks in operation.

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