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#EXHIBITION TO LOST SAILORS– The exhibition 'Lost Sailors' is to tell an intriguing story told through sculpture, prose and portraits by Agnes Conway which is to run between 6-31 July (11am-5pm Tuesday-Sunday) in the National Maritime Museum of Ireland in Dun Laoghaire.

The exhibition is a display of physical elements and consists of monuments with that tell the stories of the Lost Sailors with prints of their portraits, and through the diary of the monument maker. The diary describes the finding of the sailors' relics and the making of the work associated with them.

A soundtrack was specially written for the exhibition by Cathy Davey and Neil Hannon of the 'Divine Comedy' who is to officially open 'Lost Sailors'. The exhibition is sponsored by Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and for further information about the sculpture and writer visit www.agnesconway.com

As previously reported a Summer BBQ Party fundraiser in aid of the maritime museum is to be held on 14 July in the Dun Laoghaire Club, Eblana Avenue off Marine Road. The evening event starting at 8pm will be accompanied by live jazz band and where a full bar will be open. Tickets cost €12.00 and are available from the museum or the club door, for inquires call 01-2143964

Proceeds will go towards the refurbishment of the stairs leading to the spire where the bells would of rung-out across Kingstown /Dun Laoghaire from the building that was the former Old Mariners Church built in 1837 to serve the seafaring community until its closure in 1971. The Maritime Institute of Ireland which runs the museum moved in to the building four years later.

The spire with elevated views overlooking the harbour and Dublin Bay would certainly present an added visitor attraction to the venue which in April reopened its doors after several years of closure due to essential and extensive renovation work.

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