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1 Sept 1830 The Wild Colonial Boy was shot dead.
John Donohue, (Jack Duggan in the song) who had been transported from Ireland in 1824, was shot dead in a gun battle with police at Cambelltown, Sydney.

2 Sept 1850 death of William Rowan Hamilton
William Rowan Hamilton, Ireland’s greatest man of science who made contributions in the study of optics and applications of algebra to geometry, died. Read more on William Rowan Hamilton here

4 Sept 1607 Flight of the Earls

4 Sept 1939 SS Athenia, torpedoed by U-30, the first British ship to be sunk
Knut Nelson (Norway) lands 450 survivors in Galway. Then bodies are washed ashore

4 September 1940 Edenvale attacked.
Edenvale (Capt. N. Gillespie) machine-gunned by Luftwaffe off Waterford coast.

4 September 1940 Luimneacht sunk.
Luimneach (Capt. E. Jones) sunk by gunfire from U-46 in Bay of Biscay. Read more on the loss of Luimneacht here.


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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The Asian Adventures of the Bandon River Ships: “Hope” and “Thomas”.

The Asian Adventures of the Bandon River Ships: “Hope” and “Thomas”.

Rival

Rival

U-20

U-20

Sibe Gorman & Co

Sibe Gorman & Co

Guardships at Kingstown

Guardships at Kingstown

Where are the Barges

Where are the Barges

Captain Hutchison

Captain Hutchison

Historical Diving in Ireland

Historical Diving in Ireland

Italian Salvage Ships at the Galley Head

Italian Salvage Ships at the Galley Head

Moyalla Salvaged

Moyalla Salvaged

A Riddle of Sand – The Kish Bank

A Riddle of Sand – The Kish Bank

Lost to Time and Tide

Lost to Time and Tide

Concrete Ships

Concrete Ships

Smuggling in the eighteenth and early nineteenth Century

Smuggling in the eighteenth and early nineteenth Century

Dublin Port Diving Bell

Dublin Port Diving Bell

Leinster

Leinster

Lord Cloncurry and the Aid

Lord Cloncurry and the Aid

Diving on the Lusitania

Diving on the Lusitania

Lifeboat Mary Stanford

Lifeboat Mary Stanford

The East India Company at Dundaniel

The East India Company at Dundaniel

From Havana to Skibereen (Piet Hein)

From Havana to Skibereen (Piet Hein)

Dublin Shipyards

Dublin Shipyards

Apostleship of the Sea (Stella Maris)

Apostleship of the Sea (Stella Maris)

Coastguard Lifesaving Carts

Coastguard Lifesaving Carts

Pirates at Muglins

Pirates at Muglins

Legends of the Lusitania

Legends of the Lusitania

Saint-Malo

Saint-Malo

Remember SS Meath

Remember SS Meath

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remember-ardmore

remember-ardmore

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Remember City of Bremen

Remember City of Bremen

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Remember – Luimneach

Remember – Luimneach

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Remember: City of Limerick

Remember: City of Limerick

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Remember: Kyleclare

Remember: Kyleclare

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Remember: Irish Pine

Remember: Irish Pine

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Remember: Naomh Garbhan

Remember: Naomh Garbhan

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Remember: Kerry Head

Remember: Kerry Head

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Remember: Irish Oak

Remember: Irish Oak

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Remember Innisfallen

Remember Innisfallen

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SS St Fintan

SS St Fintan

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Remember Cymric

Remember Cymric

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One-Legged Sailor stoned the King

One-Legged Sailor stoned the King

M.V. Plassy: Rescue

M.V. Plassy: Rescue

Remember City of Waterford (convoy OG74)

Remember City of Waterford (convoy OG74)

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Remember ILV Isolda

Remember ILV Isolda

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Remember: Steam Trawler Leukos

Remember: Steam Trawler Leukos

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Remember Munster

Remember Munster

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Remember: Clonlara (convoy OG71)

Remember: Clonlara (convoy OG71)

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U-35 in Dingle during WW2

U-35 in Dingle during WW2

Irish WWII Losses

Irish WWII Losses

The First World War at sea off West Cork

The First World War at sea off West Cork

HMS A5 (Forgotten Submariners) Lost at Cobh

HMS A5 (Forgotten Submariners) Lost at Cobh

The Flanders Flotilla and U-Boat Alley

The Flanders Flotilla and U-Boat Alley

Look-Out-Post 6 Howth Head

Look-Out-Post 6 Howth Head

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

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

Early Irish Free State Naval Activity

Early Irish Free State Naval Activity

Hobblers – who were they?

Hobblers – who were they?

The Boyd Disaster

The Boyd Disaster

Simon Bolivar – Liberator of Venezuela

Simon Bolivar – Liberator of Venezuela

John Richardson Wigham

John Richardson Wigham

John DeLap – Imperial Russian Navy

John DeLap – Imperial Russian Navy

Robert Gibbings, Underwater Artist

Robert Gibbings, Underwater Artist

Francis Beaufort (Wind Scale)

Francis Beaufort (Wind Scale)

MV Kerlogue

MV Kerlogue

Rochdale and Prince of Wales

Rochdale and Prince of Wales

The Vasa, 50 years later

The Vasa, 50 years later

The wanderer at Kingstown and John Masefield

The wanderer at Kingstown and John Masefield

The sinking of Arandora Star

The sinking of Arandora Star

Slave Ship Amity (1701)

Slave Ship Amity (1701)

Crescent City – Mexican Silver Dollars

Crescent City – Mexican Silver Dollars

M.V. Kilkenny Shipwrecked

M.V. Kilkenny Shipwrecked

Irish Poplar

Irish Poplar

Fethard Lifeboat Disaster.

Fethard Lifeboat Disaster.

Maritime Art and Dún Laoghaire

Maritime Art and Dún Laoghaire

Tayleur was lost at Lambay

Tayleur was lost at Lambay

Pomona, emigrant ship, 389 died

Pomona, emigrant ship, 389 died

The Mystery of the Titanic

The Mystery of the Titanic

SS Lochgarry

SS Lochgarry

Demeray: Treasure Ship

Demeray: Treasure Ship

The Argentine Republic Emigration Scheme

The Argentine Republic Emigration Scheme

Tram and schooner collide

Tram and schooner collide

Roman wrecks of Lake Nemi

Roman wrecks of Lake Nemi

The Guinness Fleets

The Guinness Fleets

Tayleur Fund Medal Awards

Tayleur Fund Medal Awards

Salvage Tradition, Law and Lore

Salvage Tradition, Law and Lore

The Man of War Head: A Mystery  Solved.

The Man of War Head: A Mystery Solved.

Morven Disaster. December, 1906.

Morven Disaster. December, 1906.

The Wreck of the Bolivar

The Wreck of the Bolivar