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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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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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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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The original Lugnad was, according to legend, a "luamaire": that is a navigator or helmsman. He is credited with bringing his uncle, Saint Patrick, to Ireland. Lugnad's grave is in a ruined monastery on Inchagoill island in Lough Corrib, County Galway