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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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Lecture 12 Jan 201

A lecture on Thursday January 12 2017, at 8.00 p.m. in Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club; entitled: The Guinness Ships, Barges and Yachts, by Edward J Bourke (Author of The story of Guinness, the family the business and the black stuff.)

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Lecture 8 Feb 2017


Shipwrecks of Dublin Bay    February2017Lecture Rescue at South Wall, Dublin Speaker Edward Burke Edward Burke is the author of the three-volume work Shipwrecks of the Irish Coast HOSTED BY Portmarnock ICA Guild Venue: the Arch Club, Portmarnock   Wensday

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Lecture 26 January 2017

Dr Ed Bourke

Lecture on Thursday 26 January, Shipwrecks of the Dublin area, by Dr Edward Bourke (author of “Shipwrecks of the Irish Coast”

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Lecture 8 Dec 16: Maritime Dublin from old Photographs

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Lecture 8 Dec 16: Cormac Lowth will give a photographic tour of the Dublin and adjacent Coastline, starting at Greystones and continuing around to Howth, from old photographs. He will be showing a great many rare and interesting images of places, people
and events of a maritime nature, connected with the Coastline.

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

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Lecture 29Nov2016

Winkie Nixon

Lecture: 29 Nov 2016 at 8pm in the Poolbeg Yacht and boat club Winkie Nixon will speak on “When Gaffers weren’t old”

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Table Quiz 2Dec16

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Glennua & Friends: RNLI Christmas Table Quiz: Friday 2 December 2016 In Poolbeg Yacht & Boat Club, Ringsend. Prize donations very welcome. Please ring Séamus Fitzgerald at 087 2129614 or Dolores Murray 086 8589708.

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Lecture 16 Nov 16

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

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Why are goods transported on land called a "shipment" and why are goods transported by sea called "cargo"?