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Lectures: Winter 2014, in Stella Maris

Lectures for Winter 2014 in Stella Maris, Next lecture: Thursday 16 October at 8pm in Stella Maris. “At Sea in the 60s” by Captain Jim Kennedy, master mariner and former RNLI instructor.

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Captain Hutchison

Captain William Hutchison (1793-1881): the first Harbourmaster of Kingstown 1817-1874; Coxswain of the Dublin port lifeboat based at Sandycove; Ex Lieutenant in RN; Inspector of Bulloch Quarries; Pilot Master Port of Dublin; Justice of the Peace.

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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