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John McEvoy

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Battle of the Piers

Plan of proposed piers

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.

Posted in Engineering

Drevar’s Gold & Wellington Pennies

Money Chest

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

Posted in Stories

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.

Posted in News

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.

Posted in Archive-Lecture

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.

Posted in Ships


On Monday 12 December, RTE1 will screen a report of rescues of more than 3,000 people in the Mediterranean, by LE Samuel Beckett.

Posted in Archive-News

Lecture 16 Nov 16

Royal Marine

Lecture on Herman Gortz, head of the German espionage network Ireland, related by Historian James Scannell

Posted in Archive-Lecture
Why are goods transported on land called a "shipment" and why are goods transported by sea called "cargo"?