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Belfast-Based Battleship from WWI to be Restored Into Museum
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#HMScaroline – The National Museum of the Royal Navy (NMRN) has been boosted by a £1m lottery funding to turn Belfast-based HMS Caroline into a visitor attraction in time for the 1916 Battle of Jutland centenary celebrations off the coast…
Canadian Shipwreck Discovery Solves 170-Year-Old Mystery
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#Shipwreck - "One of Canada's greatest mysteries has been solved," said that country's Prime Minister Stephen Harper earlier this month upon news that the wreck of one of two ships famously lost in a mid-19th-century Arctic expedition has likely been…
Progress Underway on Securing Naomh Eanna's Future
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#NaomhEanna - Naomh Éanna a former CIE Aran Islands ferry due to be scrapped earlier this year as previously reported, has been acquired by the Irish Ship & Barge Fabrication Company, effectively securing the heritage vessel, writes Jehan Ashmore. There…
'Grandfather Canoe' Linking Galway To Canada Subject Of New Radio Doc
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#HistoricBoats - The discovery of a traditional anadian river canoe in the rafters of a Galway building sparked an investigation by radio documentary maker Joe Kearney that goes back some 200 years to Ireland's deep connections with the New World.…
Classic Wooden Boats Get Strong Support in Dun Laoghaire Harbour
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#waterwags – With a fine breeze from the west of about seven knots off Dun Laoghaire, the Water Wag Race Committee decided to hold two races, each consisting of two laps of the harbour and a final beat, on a…
Classic Irish Yacht 'Huff of Arklow' Restored & Ready to Launch Next month
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#huffofarklow – The restoration of the classic yacht 'Huff of Arklow' is nearing completion in Cornwall and anticipating is building to see the 1951 John Tyrrell & Sons builkd back on the water in her original form next month. The unique…
Centenary of Asgard Gun–Running Commemorated at Howth & Kilcoole
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#asgard – The successful shipment of 1500 German-made Mauser rifles in 1914 by Erskine Childers and his associates in support of the Irish Volunteers and their defence of Home Rule was commemorated in a re-enactment yesterday at Howth attended by President…
Kilcoole Gun Running on Yacht 'Chotah' to be Re–Enacted
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#gunrunning – This weekend marks one hundred years since the gun running into Kilcoole Beach in County Wicklow by the yacht Chotah, as equally an important landing for the 1916 Rising but much less known than the famous Howth gun…
Special Radio Documentary: An Asgard
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#Asgard – As the centenary anniversary of the Asgard's arrival at Howth Harbour approaches this weekend as previously reported on Afloat.ie, a special documentary is to be broadcast on RTE Raidió na Gaeltachta to mark the historic event. The programme…
Programme Of Events For Asgard Centenary Commemoration
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#Asgard - The official commemoration of the centenary of the landing of arms from the yacht Asgard at Howth and the subsequent loss of life at Bachelors Walk will take place on Sunday 27 July. Descendants and relatives of the…
Historic Boats Shape Up for Solent's Classic Week
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#classicboats – Cowes produced near perfect conditions for day three of Panerai British Classic boat Week where Squadron Racing Ltd ran two more excellent races in the Central Solent for the 52-strong fleet. With hot sun, a balmy sea breeze…
Classic Sailing Week Off to A Flying Start in Cowes
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#classicboats – Panerai British Classic Week 2014 got off to a spectacular start off Cowes today with an opening race in dappled sunlight under scudding clouds and a variable west to northwesterly wind ranging from sub ten to almost twenty…
Drogheda's Tribute To Submarine Pioneer John Philip Holland
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#Historic - Last weekend saw the unveiling in Drogheda of a sculpture of the Fenian Ram, the first successful submarine whose designer was connected with the town. As The Irish Times reports, the modern submarine was pioneered by John Philip…
Battle to Save Heritage Ship: NAMA Only Potential Stumbling Block
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#NaomhEanna -The Naomh Éanna, a former CIE ferry that campaigners are attempting to save from being scrapped appears to be making progress, reports TheJournal.ie Having reached a deal to take over responsibility for the vessel with a number of other…
Cobh Traditional Sail Regatta Attracts Wooden Vessels Ruth, Irene & Soteria
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#tradsail – Now in its fourth year, Cobh Traditional Sail Regatta will be held from 27th to the 29th June 2014, on the waters adjacent to the amphitheatre of the town of Cobh. The event is organised in association with…
Living on A Wooden Boat; 'Twenty Eight Feet' Yacht Restoration Video
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#woodenboat – A short documentary (eight mins) about David Welsford, who has given up the luxuries of land in search for happiness and adventure on a 50–year old classic wooden boat he restored from a scrap heap. In March 2009…

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