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Ireland’s Mercantile Marine during the Second World War

An earlier version of this article was donated to Wikipedia The Irish Mercantile Marine during World War II continued essential overseas trade during the conflict, a period referred to as “The Long Watch” by Irish mariners.  Irish merchant shipping ensured

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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