Alan Martin of Dublin Dockers Preservation Society wins Heritage Council’s Hero Award for Society’s outstanding photographic archive that records recent history of the port and its communities
The Heritage Council’s Heritage Hero Award celebrates someone who has made an outstanding contribution to the protection and promotion of heritage in Ireland. This year 86 individuals were nominated.
One of the winners was Alan Martin – Dublin Dock Workers Society, Dublin
Alan Martin always had a passion for preserving the industrial heritage of Dublin Docks. Initially he did this through his own photographs. Then he helped set up the Dublin Dock Workers Preservation Society, which appealed for old photographs. Alan maintains a website which displays the 3,500+ photographs that have been donated to date. Without him this rich heritage would have been lost.