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Reality Meets Myth In Author’s Adventure Along Ireland’s Coast
An encounter with late poet and sailor Danny Sheehy enlivens author Philip Marsden’s adventure along Ireland’s wild Atlantic way, as he writes for The Irish Times. Marsden had set out to research a book about mythical islands — which took…
Enda O’Coineen sailing the boat on which he completed his Vendée Globe route
From Enda O’Coineen, in business and adventure, we can learn much. The man sails on a sea of obsession in life — guided only by the goals he sets himself. He became the first ever Irish entry to qualify for…
 A clip from ‘Ireland’s Deep Atlantic’ produced by Ken O'Sullivan was broadcast in 2018 by RTE and is now a part to the Junior Cert curriculum. His book Sea Fever is on sale now
Ken O’Sullivan spent the summers of his youth in what he describes as a ‘Huckleberry Finn-type existence’ on Fenit Island, Co Kerry, his father’s home place and that of his family since 1750. Getting the fishing bug at aged 10,…
New Book On Clare Island ‘Shines Spotlight On Its Richness Of Life’
One hundred years ago, Irish naturalist Robert Lloyd Praeger led a survey of the natural history and cultural heritage of Clare Island in Co Mayo at a level of detail greater than any area of comparable size at that time.…
Richard Kennedy on board Seachrán, sailing for Inisbofin
Richard and Rita Kennedy’s sailing trip around Ireland was meant to be a 10-week journey. It ended up an odyssey spread over two summers. But the time was more than well spent, as their leisurely sail became an exploration of…
Sailmaker Johnny McWilliam (left) and designer Ron Holland at yesterday’s Australian launch of Ron’s new book of memoirs at the Royal Yacht Cub of Victoria in Melbourne
International yacht designer Ron Holland of New Zealand became renowned in 1973 when he won the Quarter Ton Worlds in England with the 24ft Eygthene, which he’d designed himself and then skippered to success writes W M Nixon. The first…
‘So Far so Good’ by Paddy Barry deserves to take its place on the book shelf beside the ‘Navigatio’ of St Brendan and ‘Across Three Oceans’ by Conor O’Brien says Round–the–world sailor Pete Hogan
Following WM Nixon's review of the launch of Paddy Barry's book So Far So Good, An Adventurous Life last September, artist and Round–the–World Sailor Pete Hogan recommends the memoir of the Irish sailor who has followed St Brendan’s wake both actually and…
‘Humble Works for Humble People’ Charts History of Galway Bay’s Fishery Piers
#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'.
#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
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
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
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.…
Corkumnavigate Cork city's 29 bridges and eight weirs with this latest pocket guide
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…
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
#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
#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…

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