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On Monday 12 December, RTE1 will screen a report of rescues of more than 3,000 people in the Mediterranean, by LE Samuel Beckett.

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Commemoration 20 November 2016


The 2016 Annual National Commemoration Services For Irish Seafarers will be held at 12 noon on Sunday 20 November 2016, at the City Quay Memorial to Irish Seafarers.
At 2pm there will be an ecumenical service in the National Maritime Museum, conducted by Fr. Pat Mernagh CF, army chaplain and Rev. William Black port chaplain. Refreshments will then be served

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New Article, by Joe Ryan: Irish Shipping Ltd. and the Ministry of Supplies

Séan Lemass

This article has been written to give people a sense of conditions in Ireland during the early years of the “Emergency” which existed in Ireland from 1939 and the urgent need for shipping which brought about the formation of Irish Shipping Ltd. In condensing a journal of 200 close typewritten pages much detail can be lost but I have taken great pains to reproduce each commodity named so you will understand where the most want occurred. I have learned great respect for the Minister, his Department, the officials of Irish Shipping, their Officers and Crew many of whom paid the ultimate price, with their lives, so we would have the necessities of life at a very turbulent time for our young Nation and the World.

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Atlantic Youth Trust – AGM


The AGM of Atlantic Youth Trust (AYT) took place on Thursday 21st Jan. The goal is to build a Tall Ship for the island of Ireland. A new 45m steel vessel with a fulltime crew of 8 and 40 trainees. This vessel will be built to Class A passenger ship standards. The projected cost is €16m. The Irish Government made a commitment to a portion of the capital sum. Northern Ireland Assembly decided to match this offer.

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A Christmas Quiz in aid of RNLI

Christmas Quiz in aid of RNLI – Venue: Poolbeg Yacht & Boat Club – Date: Thursday 3 December 2015 – Time: 8 pm – Quizmaster: Joe Varley – Tables: €20 per table of 4 – Come solo or bring friends! – Prize donations very welcome. Please ring Séamus Fitzgerald at 087 2129614 or Dolores Murray 086 8589708.

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Symposium “Women and the Sea” Sept25-26

A Symposium entitled “Women and the sea” will be held in the National Maritime Museum on 25 and 26 September 2015.

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Donal Murray ‘Chasing Lighthouses’

  Irish artist Donal Murray will unveil his latest collection of paintings entitled ‘Chasing Lighthouses’ at the National Maritime Museum, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin on Friday, August 21st, 2015. Inspired by the famous French impressionist painters of the 19th Century,

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Question: Sea Shanties


Question: What is the origin of Sea Shanty?

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Atlantic Youth Trust 11 Feb 15

Atlantic Youth Trust

Atlantic Youth Trust, meeting: 11 Feb 15

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Conference 28-29 Nov


This conference will explore its sea-going past and culture, along with that of its European neighbours. Topics will include: the Vikings; piracy; the Spanish Armada; international trade; the Napoleonic War at sea; island nations; emigration; port cities; Lusitania; WWI submarine warfare

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