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  • Dublin Port’s Diving Bell An illustrated lecture on the Diving Bell will take place at The Poolbeg Yacht Club, South Bank, Pigeon House Road, Dublin 4 on Wednesday February 8th 2017 at 20:00. Joe Ryan, Irish Coast Guard (retired) will present this lecture in support of Ireland’s new tall ship After the lecture Neil O’Hagan, Chief Executive of ... Click for detail
  • The Heritage Society of Engineers Ireland. Lecture. Irish Ships during the Emergency by Joe Ryan Monday, 6th February 2017 at 6.30pm At Engineers Ireland, 22 Clyde Road D4 Click for detail
  • ShackletonLecture: “Ernest Shackleton’s Story-100 Years Later”; by Kevin Kenny – Thursday 12 January 2017 at 20:00 in Poolbeg Yacht & Boat Club, Ringsend Click for detail
  • A lecture on Thursday January 12 2017, at 8.00 p.m. in Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club; entitled: The Guinness Ships, Barges and Yachts, by Edward J Bourke (Author of The story of Guinness, the family the business and the black stuff.) Click for detail
  • Book Shipwrecks of Dublin Bay    February2017Lecture Rescue at South Wall, Dublin Speaker Edward Burke Edward Burke is the author of the three-volume work Shipwrecks of the Irish Coast HOSTED BY Portmarnock ICA Guild Venue: the Arch Club, Portmarnock   Wensday 8th February 2017 8p.m. All Welcome ⋄ Click for detail
  • Dr Ed BourkeLecture on Thursday 26 January, Shipwrecks of the Dublin area, by Dr Edward Bourke (author of “Shipwrecks of the Irish Coast” Click for detail
  • On Monday 12 December, RTE1 will screen a report of rescues of more than 3,000 people in the Mediterranean, by LE Samuel Beckett. Click for detail
  • ShowcaseOn-line Journal of Research on Irish Maritime History: a list of articles published here, presented in a grid layout. Placing the mouse over any square in the grid will give some more information. Click on a square will present the full article. The grid can be enlarged by pressing on the Ctrl ... Click for detail
  • Tom MacSweeneyThis Island Nation, designed to be a reflective, informative and entertaining programme about maritime matters, is now a weekly radio program. Click here for details. Click for detail
  • VendeeThe Vendee Globe Solo Round the World Race starts on the 6th Nov 2016. This race, in France, has a greater following than the Tour de France or Roland Garros. As Enda O’Coineen the first Irishman to take part in qualifiers has achieved just that in style in December 2015 Click for detail
  • bell I have been aware of Dublin’s Diving Bell since a lecture in 2002 at the Maritime Institute winter lecture series held at Stella Maris, Beresford Place. The lecture itself was pretty unremarkable but at the Q&A afterwards we learned that in the audience was Joe Murphy the last foreman/diver who worked on the ... Click for detail
  • memorialCormac Lowth retells the tragic story of the Palme, also referred to as the Kingstown Lifeboat Disaster of 1895, on YouTube: David Owens was the camera man. subtitles are optional Click for detail
  • Between the TidesRoy Stokes examines some of the historic shipwrecks of the Irish coast. Click for detail
The original Lugnad was, according to legend, a "luamaire": that is a navigator or helmsman. He is credited with bringing his uncle, Saint Patrick, to Ireland. Lugnad's grave is in a ruined monastery on Inchagoill island in Lough Corrib, County Galway