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26 July 1914 Howth Gun-Running
Erskine Childers landed the Asgard in Howth with 1,500 guns for the Irish volunteers. Later that day, at Batchelor’s Walk, British troops fired at supports of the volunteers, 3 died and 38 injured.

30 July 1940 Kyleclare rescues survivors from Clan Menzies (British)
150 miles west of Loop Head, torpedoed and sunk by U-99. Six died. Eighty-eight survivors brought to Enniscrone. The British government expressed thanks and appreciation.

3 August 1805 William Rowan Hamilton
, the Irish mathematician, physicist, and astronomer; was born in Dublin.

5 August 1858 First trans-atlantic cable
Cyrus W. Field completed the first transatlantic cable. It linked Newfoundland to Ireland. The line went completely dead in October. William Thompson oversaw the operation at sea aboard the HMS Agamemnon, which laid half the cable. The other half was laid by the USS Niagara. The cables had been spliced at a central meeting point on June 26. A new attempt to lay newly designed cable failed in 1865. Another attempt in 1866 succeeded.


Our objective, click to expand

The objective of this site is to support and promote research into Irish Maritime History. We include some general maritime history and general Irish history.

Here we will publish articles, as well as identifying articles on other sites. We will provide some material which may be of assistance to researchers suggest libraries, museums and other locations
We will review books, list lecture programs and make other announcements

Encourage education and school programs, such as Comenius and ‘Follow the fleet
Participate in other like-minded projects, such as Wikipedia’s WikiProject Irish Maritime.
The overall objective is to promote an appreciation of our maritime history.


 

A Showcase of Articles, published here

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A Riddle of Sand – The Kish Bank

A Riddle of Sand – The Kish Bank

Apostleship of the Sea (Stella Maris)

Apostleship of the Sea (Stella Maris)

Captain Hutchison

Captain Hutchison

Coastguard Lifesaving Carts

Coastguard Lifesaving Carts

Concrete Ships

Concrete Ships

Crescent City – Mexican Silver Dollars

Crescent City – Mexican Silver Dollars

Demeray: Treasure Ship

Demeray: Treasure Ship

Diving on the Lusitania

Diving on the Lusitania

Dublin Port Diving Bell

Dublin Port Diving Bell

Dublin Shipyards

Dublin Shipyards

Early Irish Free State Naval Activity

Early Irish Free State Naval Activity

Fethard Lifeboat Disaster.

Fethard Lifeboat Disaster.

Francis Beaufort (Wind Scale)

Francis Beaufort (Wind Scale)

From Havana to Skibereen (Piet Hein)

From Havana to Skibereen (Piet Hein)

G2, the coast-watching service and the Battle of the Atlantic

G2, the coast-watching service and the Battle of the Atlantic

Guardships at Kingstown

Guardships at Kingstown

Historical Diving in Ireland

Historical Diving in Ireland

HMS A5 (Forgotten Submariners) Lost at Cobh

HMS A5 (Forgotten Submariners) Lost at Cobh

Hobblers – who were they?

Hobblers – who were they?

Irish Poplar

Irish Poplar

Irish WWII Losses

Irish WWII Losses

Italian Salvage Ships at the Galley Head

Italian Salvage Ships at the Galley Head

John DeLap – Imperial Russian Navy

John DeLap – Imperial Russian Navy

John Richardson Wigham

John Richardson Wigham

Legends of the Lusitania

Legends of the Lusitania

Leinster

Leinster

Lifeboat Mary Stanford

Lifeboat Mary Stanford

Look-Out-Post 6 Howth Head

Look-Out-Post 6 Howth Head

Lord Cloncurry and the Aid

Lord Cloncurry and the Aid

Lost to Time and Tide

Lost to Time and Tide

M.V. Kilkenny Shipwrecked

M.V. Kilkenny Shipwrecked

M.V. Plassy: Rescue

M.V. Plassy: Rescue

Maritime Art and Dún Laoghaire

Maritime Art and Dún Laoghaire

Morven Disaster. December, 1906.

Morven Disaster. December, 1906.

Moyalla Salvaged

Moyalla Salvaged

MV Kerlogue

MV Kerlogue

One-Legged Sailor stoned the King

One-Legged Sailor stoned the King

Pirates at Muglins

Pirates at Muglins

Pomona, emigrant ship, 389 died

Pomona, emigrant ship, 389 died

Rival

Rival

Robert Gibbings, Underwater Artist

Robert Gibbings, Underwater Artist

Rochdale and Prince of Wales

Rochdale and Prince of Wales

Roman wrecks of Lake Nemi

Roman wrecks of Lake Nemi

Saint-Malo

Saint-Malo

Salvage Tradition, Law and Lore

Salvage Tradition, Law and Lore

Sibe Gorman & Co

Sibe Gorman & Co

Simon Bolivar – Liberator of Venezuela

Simon Bolivar – Liberator of Venezuela

Slave Ship Amity (1701)

Slave Ship Amity (1701)

Smuggling in the eighteenth and early nineteenth Century

Smuggling in the eighteenth and early nineteenth Century

SS Lochgarry

SS Lochgarry

Tayleur Fund Medal Awards

Tayleur Fund Medal Awards

Tayleur was lost at Lambay

Tayleur was lost at Lambay