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Drevar’s Gold & Wellington Pennies

Money Chest

Another story of a treasure ship, lost off the Irish coast

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Lecture 13 April 2017

Dermot Bolger

Dermot Bolger reads from and discusses his novel “The Lonely Sea and Sky-The Story of Irish Seafarers on hazardous voyages to War-Torn Europe”. This will take place on Thursday 13 April 2017 (20:00hrs) at the Poolbeg Yacht & Boat Club, Ringsend, Dublin 4. There will be an entry fee of €5 in aid of the RNLI.

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Lecture 22 March 2017

Kingstown Harbour 1890

Lecture by Cormac Lowth: History of DúnLaoghaire harbour. Royal Marine Hotel, Wednesday 22 March

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R116 Crash

Logo of Irish Coast Guard

As a contributor to and a former Irish Coast Guard I would like to say something about the devastating news which reached us early on Tuesday 14th March 2017. Words fail to convey such a tragedy yet words are all we have to deal with the trauma felt by all who are touched by this disaster.

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Lecture by Tom Dolan 16 Feb 17

Tom Dolan

Glenua & Friends 2016 Offshore Racing in France “A Steep Learning Curve” by Tom Dolan Thursday 16 February 2017. at 8.00P.M. POOLBEG YACHT AND BOAT CLUB, RINGSEND €5 CONTRIBUTION TO THE R.N.L.I. BAR AND REFRESHMENTS AVAILABLE What a year 2016

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Gregor McGuckin

Lecture 2 February 2017 in Poolbeg. Gregor McGuckin will tell of Sir Robin Knox Johnson and his success in the 1968 around-the-world voyage.

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Lecture, Joe Ryan, 8 February 2017

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

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Irish Ships during the Emergency

The Heritage Society of Engineers Ireland. Lecture. Irish Ships during the Emergency
Joe Ryan

Monday, 6th February 2017 at 6.30pm
At Engineers Ireland, 22 Clyde Road D4

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Lecture: Shackleton: 12 Jan 2017


Lecture: “Ernest Shackleton’s Story-100 Years Later”; by Kevin Kenny – Thursday 12 January 2017 at 20:00 in Poolbeg Yacht & Boat Club, Ringsend

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Loss of Emigrant Ship Exmouth

In 1847, During the Great Hunger, the Brig Exmouth left Derry (Londonderry) for Quebec. Rather than sailing west across the Atlantic, a gale blew her east and she was wrecked on the island of Islay, off the coast of Scotland. The passengers were, mainly, small farmers and tradesmen with their families. There were only three survivors. 248 were lost.

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The SS Shamrock - a story from the Emergency - ahem - I mean World War Two - and every word is true - click here for the SS Shamrock story