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‘Humble Works for Humble People’ Charts History of Galway Bay’s Fishery Piers
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#Books - Humble Works for Humble People is the title of a new history of the fishery piers of Galway Bay around coastal Galway and North Clare by Dr Noel Wilkins, a retired professor at NUI Galway. The book charts…
Mail boat passenger steamer RMS Leinster departing Carlisle Pier, Kingstown (Dun Laoghaire) was almost a 100 years in WWI struck by a torpedo from UB-123 with the dramatic loss of more than 500 lives. This tragedy was one of the greatest  losses of life in the Irish Sea during the 'Great War'.
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#BookLaunch - An Cathaoirleach of Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Councillor Tom Murphy, will officially launch this evening, 9 November, the centenary book of the Irish Sea 'mail-boat' steamer RMS Leinster. The launch of the book “The Last Voyage of the…
Humble Works for Humble People nurtures the retelling of human stories surrounding the piers, giving voice to the unacknowledged legacy of the lives that were their making
Book Review
This beautifully illustrated book explores the history of the fishery piers and harbours of Galway and North Clare. A testament to these structures as feats of engineering, it is also a riveting account of the human aspect that shadowed their…
Generously illustrated with colour photos, modern & historic maps, and artworks from 1600s to present
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Dublin City is extremely vulnerable to coastal flooding which could cost at least €340 million in insurance claims alone, according to a new book, Dublin Bay – Nature and History (The Collins Press, price €24.99). Richard Nairn, one of three…
The Dublin Docker, Working Lives of Dublin’s Deep - Sea Port, an illustrated book which recalls the era when thousands of men unloaded and loaded the ships by hand on Dublin Docks
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Dublin Port Company today hosts the launch of The Dublin Docker, Working Lives of Dublin’s Deep - Sea Port, an illustrated book which recalls the era when thousands of men unloaded and loaded the ships by hand on Dublin Docks.…
Bottlenose dolphins are a regular delight for wildlife spotters around Ireland's coast
Marine Wildlife
#MarineWildlife - Ireland’s whales and dolphins feature in a new atlas of the country’s wildlife, as The Irish Times reports. The Atlas of Mammals in Ireland 2010-2015, published by the National Biodiversity Data Centre, maps the distribution of 77 mammal…
The Lonely Sea and the Sky is inspired by Dermot Bolger's late father's career at sea
Seascapes
This week's Seascapes podcast features distinguished writer, poet and playwright Dermot Bolger in conversation with Marcus Connaughton about his recent novel "The Lonely Sea and the Sky" inspired by his late father's career at sea and the story of the MV Kerlogue.
Corkumnavigate Cork city's 29 bridges and eight weirs with this latest pocket guide
Book Review
A unique new tidal guide assisting river users to circumnavigate the city’s waterways was launched yesterday at the River Lee Hotel. CORKUMNAVIGATION is a pocket-sized map published by Cork’s community boatyard, Meitheal Mara. The guide is aimed at helping locals…
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As the book telling the story of the female crew, Team SCA and how they took on the world’s toughest ocean race – the Volvo Ocean Race 2014/5, a 40,000-mile race around the world – goes on sale in Ireland,…
Limerick-Published Author Recognised For Special Achievement At 2014 Classic Boat Awards
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#Award - Martin Black, author of Limerick publisher Peggy Bawn Press's GL Watson – The Art and Science of Yacht Design, was presented with the John Leather Award for Special Achievement at the recent Classic Boat Awards 2014 event in…
New Edition Of 'Learn To Navigate' Continues Its No-Nonsense Reputation
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#HowToNavigate - A new revised edition of bestselling sailing guide Learn to Navigate continues its reputation as the accessible, no-nonsense guide for every boater. Basil Mosenthal and Barry Pickthall take the reader through every step, from reading charts to understanding…
New Pocket-Sized Weather Guide For Coastal & Offshore Sailors
Book Review
#Weather - Reeds Weather Handbook for Sail and Power is an essential pocket-sized guide that every coastal and offshore boater will want for their next trip. Author Frank Singleton takes a practical approach, with plenty of clear diagrams to help…
'Irish Shipping Ltd- A Fleet History' Launched in Rosslare Harbour
Book Review
#IrishShipping - A new publication 'Irish Shipping Ltd. – A Fleet History' as previously reported on Afloat.ie was launched recently with an official reception held in Rosslare Harbour. More than 250 people attended the inaugural launch in the Hotel Rosslare…
Book Launch Tour: ‘Irish Shipping Ltd –A Fleet History’
Book Review
#IrishShipping - The eagerly awaited publication 'Irish Shipping Ltd-A Fleet History' which traces every ship of the former state-owned shipping company, will be celebrated with an inaugural book launch this Friday in Rosslare Harbour, writes Jehan Ashmore. The launch of…
Irish Ferries – An Ambitious Voyage: History Recorded in New Book
Book Review
#AmbitiousVoyage - Irish Ferries and the story of its involvement in the development of passenger and freight ferry services between Ireland, UK and Continental Europe is the subject of a new book entitled 'Irish Ferries – An Ambitious Voyage' .…
Become A Book Investor of New Title: Irish Shipping Ltd – A Fleet History
Book Review
#NewBook - A new book tracing every ship in Irish Shipping Ltd is due to be published in October. The publication 'Irish Shipping Ltd-A Fleet History' is to cover the fleet from its humble beginnings in 1941 to its sad…

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