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Maritime Institute of Ireland to Hold AGM
#MaritimeInstitute - The AGM of the Maritime Institute of Ireland, whose patron is President Michael D. Higgins, is to be held next Saturday 18 October in the institute's National Maritime Museum of Ireland, Dun Laoghaire. Members of the M.I.I are…
Maritime Institute Lectures Programme Returns
#Lectures- It's that time of the year again as the Maritime Institute of Ireland's Autumn/Winter lecture programme starts next week (Thursday 18 Sept). The inaugural lecture of the season titled 'Rochsay Castle shipwreck-the Dublin Connection 1831' is to be presented…
National Heritage Week: Lecture Series 'The War to End All Wars'
#heritageweek- National Heritage Week which is in fact 9 days long, is at this stage nearing its half-way stage, yet there are still days left to discover and enjoy our heritage. The annual event is co-ordinated by The Heritage Council…
Symposium’s Website: The Irish Sea - History, Culture & Environment
#PublicLectures – The Irish Sea: History, Culture & Environment is the title for a two-day (19-20 Sept) symposium as previously reported is to be hosted by the Maritime Institute in their premises of the National Maritime Museum of Ireland, Dun…
Father Ted's Ship: An Exhibition From Art to Rust
#FatherTedShip – To those shipping historians the wreck of the Plassy on Inisheer can be traced to her owners, the Limerick Steamship Company, while to many she is more familiar with her featuring in the opening credits of Father Ted.…
Hear Those Voices! While Raising Funds for National Maritime Museum
#ChoirFundraiser –Why not come along to the hear excellence from the Ballinteer Male Voice Choir and at the same time raise funds for the National Maritime Museum. The fundraiser's two hour evening event (between 7.30 -9.30pm) on 22 May will…
Liverpool Shipping Posters to Sail into Merseyside Maritime Museum
#ShippingPosters – Sail Away: Liverpool Shipping Posters, a brand new exhibition is to displayed at the Merseyside Maritime Museum a month from today on 16 May. The exhibition explores a century of shipping posters from the Merseyside Maritime Museum's collection…
Join ‘Rob and Cavo’ for Seafood Cooking & Wine-Tasting Extraordinaire
#SeafoodWineEvent – A mouthwatering seafood cookery demonstration and wine-tasting event extraordinaire takes place at the National Maritime Museum, Dun Laoghaire next week. The evening event on Thursday 24 April between 7.30-10pm will see Peter Caviston demonstrate the skills to prepare…
Lecture: Local Aspects of the Howth Gun-Running
#HowthGunRunning – A lecture entiltled 'Local Aspects of the Howth Gun Running' will be presented by Diarmuid Ó Cathasaigh on Tuesday 22 April at 8pm. The lecture will no doubt draw great interest and as the topic surrounds a period…
Drogheda Triathlon Club to Launch the Very First Boyne Swim
#FirstBoyneSwim - The inaugural Boyne Swim will take place on 14 June at 12.30pm and as previously reported on Afloat.ie is to be part of the Irish Maritime Festival held in Drogheda. The swimming event is being organised by Drogheda…
Fundraising Lecture: Coastguard 1822-2014 Hands Round the Country
#Lecture – The Maritime Institute of Ireland presents a fundraising lecture "Coastguard 1822-2014: Hands Round the Country" in the National Maritime Museum, Haigh Terrace, Dun Laoghaire at 7.30pm on Thursday 10th April. The main emphasis of the talke will be…
Lecture: "Dublin Bay, the Cradle of Yacht Racing-Rewriting the Story of our Sport"
#Lecture- "Dublin Bay, the Cradle of Yacht Racing-Rewriting the Story of our Sport", a public lecture by Hal Sisk, yachting historian is to be held next Thursday 3 April (8pm) at the Poolbeg Boat and Yacht Club, Ringsend in Dublin…
Lecture: “An Irish Corvette at War – HMS Oxlip to LE Maeve”
#Lecture - "An Irish Corvette at War – HMS Oxlip to Le Maeve" is to be presented by John Treacy and will be held tomorrow (Thursday) at 8pm at the  Stella Maris Seafarer's Club, 3 Beresford Place, Dublin. The LE…
Lecture: Shackleton's Cabin on the Quest
#ShackletonsCabin – Shackleton's Cabin from the Quest where he died on 5 January 1921 is the topic of a talk this Saturday, 8 March at 4pm in the Royal St. George Yacht Club, Dun Laoghaire Harbour. The speaker and owner…
Exhibition of National Maritime Museum Collection ‘Of Ships & Sails’ Paintings
#MarineArt - An exhibition of paintings from the collection of National Maritime Museum of Ireland in Dun Laoghaire will be launched by Ian Whyte of Whyte's Fine Art Auctioneers. The launch is at 7.00 pm on Wednesday 12 March and…
Lecture: "Beef, Butter and Pork-Cork Shipping Trade During the American War of Independence 1775-83"
#Lecture – "Beef, Butter and Pork-Cork Shipping Trade During the American War of Independence 1775-83" is to be presented by Joe Varley, maritime historian next week, Thursday 6 March at 20:00 in Poolbeg Yacht and Boat Club, Ringsend, Dublin. All…

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