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#TheTalkingBox - The Waterways Ireland Visitor Centre in Grand Canal Dock in Dublin, affectionately known as the "Box in the Docks" is to host a couple of lectures starting at 7pm next Saturday, 17 August.

The lectures are part of National Heritage Week and the topics are outlined below.

Niall Galway is to present stories from 'Life on board the Grand Canal tradin boats -The latter years'

John 'Miley' Walsh, former Dublin Port Docker, will discuss; 'From the Bundy to the Button life - Life as a deep-sea Docker prior to 1972'

Admission is free, though booking advisable contact: (01) 677 7510 and by visiting this link.

Published in Inland Waterways
The Dun Laoghaire Borough Historical Society are to host a lecture about Captain Halpin of the Great Eastern. The talk will be presented by Jim Rees and held in the Kingston Hotel, Adelaide Street, Dun Laoghaire on Wednesday 16 February at 8pm.
Unless otherwise stated, lectures are held on the third Wednesday of the month at this venue. For information on other lectures including those organised by the Maritime Institute of Ireland (M.I.I) and Dublin Bay Old Gaffers Association (DBOGA) click here
Published in Boating Fixtures
The Maritime Institute of Ireland (M.I.I.) hosts a Winter /Spring lecture series. The next lecture of the is 'The Newfoundland Voyage' by Paddy Barry
The lecture is on 17 February and starts at 8pm and is to be held in the Stella Maris Seafarers' Club, Beresford Place. The club is located beside Busaras and faces opposite the rear of the Customs House. Nearby is the Irish Life Center (ILAC) which is convenient for car-parking and buses, the 'Red' Luas (Busaras stop) and DART stops at Connolly /Tara St. stations.

All are welcome, bar and refreshments and a voluntary contribution is appreciated. Further lectures will be held throughout the winter, mostly on the third Thursday of each month and in the Stella Maris. Note that the March lecture is due to be held on the 'fourth' Thursday of that month.

For further information about lectures and updates on the M.I.I's maritime museum in Dun Laoghaire, log on to www.mariner.ie

Published in Boating Fixtures

The Maritime Institute of Ireland (M.I.I.) hosts a Winter /Spring lecture series. The first lecture of the new year is 'Historical Diving in Ireland' by Dr Edward Bourke.

The lecture is on 20 January and starts at 8pm and is to be held in the Stella Maris Seafarers' Club, Beresford Place. The club is located beside Busaras and faces opposite the rear of the Customs House. Nearby is the Irish Life Center (ILAC) which is convenient for car-parking and buses, the 'Red' Luas (Busaras stop) and DART stops at Connolly /Tara St. stations.

All are welcome, bar and refreshments and a voluntary contribution is appreciated. Further lectures will be held throughout the winter, mostly on the third Thursday of each month and in the Stella Maris. For further information about lectures and updates on the the M.I.I's maritime museum in Dun Laoghaire, logon to www.mariner.ie

Published in Boating Fixtures
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