#MaritimeHeritage - The Rosslare Harbour Maritime Heritage Centre recently celebrated a first year anniversary, writes Jehan Ashmore.
The centre housed in the former Tourist Office close to the ferryport displays the maritime heritage of the area and which has been given valued support by the local community and beyond.
Open every Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays between14.00 –l8.00hrs. Admission for Adults is €3.00 and Children are FREE.
The centre is happy to accommodate visitors outside normal opening hours provided they are given sufficient notice.To contact email: [email protected] and by following updates and events on their facebook page.
Currently the centre which is run by the Rosslare Maritime Shipping Enthusiasts are holding a photographic exhibition featuring Irish Shipping Ltd. The exhibition has also been extended to the John Barry Pub in Wexford Town where a fine collection of paintings by maritime artist Brian Cleare can be viewed and purchased in the upstairs gallery.
Brian Cleare and his colleagues of the Rosslare Maritime Enthusiasts as previously reported on Afloat.ie are to launch later this month the publication Irish Shipping Ltd – A Fleet History
The publication is lavishly illustrated with more than 400 photographs detailing the many ISL vessels. The book is eagerly awaited not just by seafarers who served the state-owned shipping company that collapsed in 1984 but to many followers at home and overseas with a keen interest in Irish merchant shipping history.