On this edition we discuss the importance of dockers ….. How Dublin’s dock labour workforce discovered that it was women dockers who loaded timber for Ireland and how those women’s FOOTPRINTS IN THE SNOW are now remembered…….Declan Byrne of the Dublin Dock Workers’ Preservation Society tells us this moving story …. And we follow our most extraordinary marine visitor to Irish waters this year on the route home. Padraig Whooley of the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group whose job it has been to track the wayward walrus who became known as ‘Wally’ will track the way home and that “quizzical look” and he’ll respond to some criticism which IWDG received during Wally’s wanderings around Ireland, with an insight into the extensive work of recording marine species I’d never have expected to see in Irish waters and which are now regularly arriving… And we’ll hear first-hand how €25m. is building a new Irish ship that will remember the famous explorer, Tom Crean. The MARITIME IRELAND RADIO SHOW brings you the most incisive and comprehensive coverage of maritime affairs in Ireland.