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The Little Book of Titanic tells the history of RMS Titanic
The largest passenger steamship in the world. After setting off on her maiden voyage from Southampton on April 10 1912, she struck an iceberg and sank just four days into the trip, on April 14 1912. The catastrophe resulted in…
Liffey Ship Building Story Brought to Life for First Time
To the vast majority of people, when shipbuilding in Ireland is mentioned, they think only of Belfast, the Harland & Wolff shipyard and the tragic maiden voyage of the Titanic in 1912.
The Catalpa Adventure - Escape to Freedom
A thrilling true story of heroism, adventure and triumph from established children’s writer, Vincent McDonnell. In April 1875 the whaler Catalpa sailed from New Bedford in America, on a daring mission: to rescue six Fenian prisoners from the toughest  prison…
New Edition of 'Big Event' Manual Published
Tom Jobling’s “Big Event” the concise regatta planning and management manual has just undergone a make-over and also found itself a personalised website. Now in its third edition this best practice and very readable manual can be located on www.bigeventregatta.com.…
Ireland's Lighthouses by John Eagle
The first time he saw Roche’s Point Lighthouse marking Cork Harbour, John Eagle knew he was smitten. ‘Coming from an inland town, there was so much excitement in the sea,’ he explains, ‘and lighthouses encapsulated all that.’  Lighthouses have played…
New Atlas Shows Seabed Territory
A new schools atlas featuring, for the first time in the history of the State, a detailed map of Ireland’s 220 million acre seabed territory was launched yesterday (Tuesday 6th April) at the INTO conference in Galway. The Folens/Phillips New…
Britain’s most successful Olympic Sailor Ben Ainslie will be present on Saturday 9th January at the Tullett Prebon London International Boat Show located at Excel to sign copies his Autobiography "Close to the Wind". Knife-edge decisions, adrenalin rushes, extreme weather,…
The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) has published the 2010 supplements to the current editions of The Call Book for Match Racing and The Call Book for Team Racing. The Call Books provide a clear definition, for both competitors and umpires,…
'Weather Eye: The Final Year' is a collection of the last 100 columns penned for the popular Irish Times columm series – which ran for almost two decades – by the late Brendan McWilliams. Mark Twain’s comment that ‘everybody talks…

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