23 May 2023

Propeller of historic SS Port Láirge dredger installation officieally unveiled

Dr. Eugene Broderick, Chair of Waterford Civic Trust, Metropolitan Mayor of Waterford, Cllr. Jason Murphy and Mr. David Sinnott, CEO of the Port of Waterford officially unveiled the new home for the propeller of SS Port Láirge at Merchant’s Quay in #waterford , adjacent to the former Harbour Master’s offices.

Port CEO David Sinnott commented that this project re-connects our city past with our #city people, and added:

“While today, our main operations are down-river at Belview we began in Waterford City and are therefore delighted to be part of this re connecting project. I think it very appropriate that we do by commemorating the dredger Port Láirge that was such a part of the Port and the city for many years.”


Also in attendance were family and friends of past crew of the “Mud boat” as were members of Port of Waterford Heritage Committee.


Pictures thanks to Waterford In Your Pocket