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.
On-line Journal of Research on Irish Maritime History: a list of articles published here, presented in a grid layout. Placing the mouse over any square in the grid will give some more information. Click on a square will present the…
This Island Nation, designed to be a reflective, informative and entertaining programme about maritime matters, is now a weekly radio program. Click here for details.
The Vendee Globe Solo Round the World Race starts on the 6th Nov 2016. This race, in France, has a greater following than the Tour de France or Roland Garros. As Enda O’Coineen the first Irishman to take part in qualifiers has achieved just that in style in December 2015
I have been aware of Dublin’s Diving Bell since a lecture in 2002 at the Maritime Institute winter lecture series held at Stella Maris, Beresford Place. The lecture itself was pretty unremarkable but at the Q&A afterwards we learned that…
Cormac Lowth retells the tragic story of the Palme, also referred to as the Kingstown Lifeboat Disaster of 1895, on YouTube: David Owens was the camera man. subtitles are optional
Roy Stokes examines some of the historic shipwrecks of the Irish coast.