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Mountains to Sea DLR Book Festival 2013 to Include Maritime Venues
#BookFestival – This year's Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival 2013 starts today and continues through the week till next Sunday (8 Sept), writes Jehan Ashmore.  Among the venues showcasing the many events organised by Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council (DLRCoCo)…
New Book Charts History Of Arklow RNLI
#RNLI - The history of Arklow's lifeboat station from 1826 to the present is recounted in a new book to be published this coming November. To the Banks & Beyond is written by renowned local writer and historian Jim Rees,…
On Course to Win – Jim Saltonstall's Racing Tips for Sailors
#yachtrace – Jim Saltonstall, racing guru and former coach for multiple national, European, world and Olympic racing champions, distills his wisdom of forty years in the business in this quick-reference handbook. On Course to Win provides invaluable knowledge for all…
Historic Sailing Craft Book Documents the Working Sailing Vessels of Britain
#historicsail – Britain's Surviving Working Craft by Paul Brown is a celebration of those surviving traditional boats that once worked under sail in the coastal waters of the British Isles. Published in association with National Historic Ships UK, this £16.99 paperback…
Mariners’ Church featured in New Life for Churches in Ireland
#MARINERS CHURCH – NEW LIFE for Churches in Ireland – Good Practice in Conversion and Reuse is the title of a new multi-authored publication. Among the diverse range of 17 case studies is the former Mariners' Church, Dun Laoghaire, which…
Warships, U-boats & Liners – A Guide to Shipwrecks Mapped in Irish Waters
#shipwrecks – In Dublin's Custom House today a stunning new book that showcases some of the more spectacular and important shipwrecks in Irish waters was unveiled. Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Jimmy Deenihan, TD together with Fergus O'Dowd…
'Belfast Built Ships' Documents Much More Than Titanic
#BOOK REVIEW – This is a book which documents the entire output of the Belfast shipyards since construction of the first ship "Silistria", launched in 1854, was begun by Robert Hickson. Interestingly Belfast had no natural advantages for the building…
Ordeal By Ice - Ships of the Antarctic by Rorke Bryan
It is hard to believe that for almost three centuries, explorers have been captivated by Antarctica, bewitched by her unbelievably tranquil yet savage cold. Can you imagine trying to survive in -83 °C & 250 km winds? Imagine a wind…
Book Review – Not all Elementary, My Dear Watson
#YACHT DESIGN – If weight, breadth, height and thickness are your primary concerns in evaluating a new book, then this is for you writes WM Nixon. If very high production values, with quality printing, impressive layouts, and the visionary use…
New Book On Titanic Captain Edward John Smith to Be Launched
The definitive account of the life and career of the respected and popular TItanic Captain due to be published on the 21st of November 2011. Titanic Captain: The Life of Edward John Smith by G J Cooper will include: ·…
Book Review: Great Passenger Ships by William H. Miller
Great Passenger Ships 1910 – 1920 by William H. Miller is a celebration of the grand age of maritime creation. Published October 2011, this £19.99 paperback includes the ill-fated Titanic, as well as Aquitania, Lusitania and Mauretania. The decade 1910–20 was…
New Titanic Book Tells Her Story In Photographs
Titanic In Photographs by Daniel Klistorner, Steve Hall, Bruce Beveridge, Art Braunschweiger and Scott Andrews is the story of Titanic in pictures, from build to tragic maiden voyage. It will be Published in October 2011. This £20 hardback follows the…
Conserving Historic Vessels
Erskine Childers' Asgard, the 1905-built 51ft Colin Archer ketch, is one of the stars of this fascinating book, as her meticulous restoration at Collins Barracks by John Kearon and his team of expert shipwrights drawn from the Arklow tradition has…
'Titanic Port’ Book Launched
A new book celebrating 400 years of the development of Belfast Harbour was launched on Monday in the offices of Belfast Harbour Commissioners. 'Titanic Port' was written by award-winning journalist and author Alf McCreary, and was commissioned by the port…
Dwyer's Island ‘A View From Above’
In sunny weather, Ireland is one of the most beautiful places but the author, Kevin Dwyer, sometimes waited a whole summer for suitable weather to be rewarded with a day from heaven. The stunning photographs are gathered to share the…
Ship's Cats in War and Peace
First printed in 2001, Val Lewis’ best-seller, Ships’ Cats in War and Peace, has been revised and expanded for 2010 with more than 20 additional stories and illustrations. These stories of cats from history and legend have been in great…

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