Lecture 29Nov2016

ILLUSTRATED LECTURE

DUBLIN BAY OLD GAFFERS ASSOCIATION

“”WHEN GAFFERS WEREN’T OLD”

BY

WINKIE NIXON

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29TH, AT 8.00 P.M.

WINKIE IS IRELAND’S FOREMOST YACHTING CORRESPONDENT
IN ADDITION TO BEING A DISTINGUISHED AUTHOR AND
A MARITIME HISTORIAN WHO IS POSSESSED OF AN
ENCYCLOPEDIC KNOWLEDGE ABOUT ALL MATTERS INVOLVING
SAILING, BOTH PAST AND PRESENT. HE WILL BE TELLING US
ABOUT GAFF RIGGED SAILING THROUGHOUT THE AGES AND
ABOUT THE GREAT GAFF RIGGED YACHTS AND FISHING BOATS
THAT ONCE SAILED THE WATERS OF DUBLIN BAY AND BEYOND.

BAR AND REFRESHMENTS AVAILABLE

ADMISSION, €5 CONTRIBUTION TO THE R.N.L.I.

Come early to be sure of a seat

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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