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R116 Crash

Logo of Irish Coast Guard

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.

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Showcase

Showcase

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

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This Island Nation – Weekly

Tom MacSweeney

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.

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Vendee Globe

Vendee

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

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Forthcoming series of lectures on Dublin’s Diving Bell.

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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

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Cormac Lowth retells the story of the Palme

memorial

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

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Between the Tides

Between the Tides

Roy Stokes examines some of the historic shipwrecks of the Irish coast.

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