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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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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 16 Nov 16

Royal Marine

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

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Lecture 1 Nov 2016


Lecture, 1 November 2016, Cormac Lowth, “Maritime Dublin from old photographs”

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Lecture 3Nov16

Austin O'Carroll

“The Road to Rio Paralympic Sailing”-An illustrated lecture by Dr Austin O’Carroll will take place on Thursday 3 November (20:00hrs) at the Poolbeg Yacht & Boat Club, Ringsend, Dublin 4. There will be an entry fee of €5 in aid of the charity organisation, Safetynet, instead of our usual RNLI.

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In his illustrated lecture, Dermot Cronin of Malahide Yacht Club, will bring us the inside story of how his son Paddy and himself won the Double-handed division of the 2015 Middle Sea Race in their yacht Encore, a First 40.7. Apart from the tactical challenges, it was an energy–sapping race with frequent sail-changing and variable winds reaching 42kts+.

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Lecture 27 Sept 2016

Lecture “Shipwrecks of Dublin Bay” by Dr Ed Bourke in Howth 27 September 2016

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Lecture 26Apr16 Cormac Lowth


Maritime Institute of Ireland Aud wreck © John Collins photography Illustrated Lecture The Roles of the Aud and the Helga in the 1916 rising Tuesday 26 April 2016 19:30 by Cormac F Lowth at Maritime Museum Dún Laoghaire Admission free

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Lecture 14 April 2016

Dr Ed Bourke

Glenua Sailing Centre Aud wreck © John Collins photography Maritime Aspects of The 1916 Rising by Dr. Edward Bourke Thursday 14 April 2016 20:00 at Poolbeg Yacht & Boat Club Ringsend Entry €5 (in aid of RNLI) Glenua Sailing

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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