Port Out Starboard Home – part 1


Port Out Starboard Home (P.O.S.H) is a new 4 part documentary series which looks at the lives of the people who work in, and live around Dublin Port. It gives an in-sight into a major Irish transport hub and explores the social commitment of the Dublin Port Company and its service users by focusing on the interaction of these corporate bodies with the wider Dockland’s community. Historical, architectural, bio-diversity, heritage and cultural aspects of life in and around the Port area will also be discussed.  With contributions from local historians, local people living in the area, community activists,  school children and business owners, tune in to be entertained and educated by a glimpse into everyday life of this major resource in the heart of the country’s capital.

Part 1

Assistant Harbor master Fergus Britton outlines the meaning of POSH ­­— port out, starboard home.

Eamonn O’Reilly Chief Executive Dublin Port Company speaks on the history of the port and gives a insight into the corporate governance of the Dublin Port Company along with an introduction to social initiatives which the company is involved in.

Botanist and conservationist Tom Cooney takes us on an aural tour of Bull Island describing this Dublin’s foremost nature reserve in detail.

Pat Meehan worked for part of his teenage years in Dublin Port. Here he reminisces on working condition in the port during the eighties. This episode ends with the voices of primary school children from St Patrick’s School Ringsend telling us about their own particular views on the Docklands.


Produced by Ger Leddin with additional recording and editing done by Alan Weldon, and voxpops by Una Eskelinen and Antonio Espinola Coll.

Series made with the support of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland