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This article reviews the rivalry between two engineers on building the pier in Dún Laoghaire harbour. It continues to describe current rivalry, and future hopes.
Another story of a treasure ship, lost off the Irish coast
As a contributor to lugnad.ie 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.
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.
The Heritage Society of Engineers Ireland. Lecture. Irish Ships during the Emergency
Monday, 6th February 2017 at 6.30pm
At Engineers Ireland, 22 Clyde Road D4
Lecture: “Ernest Shackleton’s Story-100 Years Later”; by Kevin Kenny – Thursday 12 January 2017 at 20:00 in Poolbeg Yacht & Boat Club, Ringsend
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.
On Monday 12 December, RTE1 will screen a report of rescues of more than 3,000 people in the Mediterranean, by LE Samuel Beckett.