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Mary Stanford is going home

Mary Stanford, the most gallant lifeboat, has been left deteriorating in Grand Canal Dock. Fortunately a group has been established to bring her back to Ballycotton and preserve and restore her. See themarystanford.com for details and to support this worthy

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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