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Season Marks Return of Shackleton Autumn School
#SHACKLETON – A month from now sees the Shackleton Autumn School (26-29 October), now in its 12th year, take place in the Athy Heritage Centre-Museum, in Co. Kildare. The Shackleton Autumn School was established to commemorate the explorer in the…
Minister to Give Boat-Based Guided Tours of Dublin Docklands
#OPEN SPACE – Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairi Quinn T.D. and Seán O'Laoire, are to present boat-based guided tours of Dublin's Docklands, as part of Open House Dublin weekend, writes Jehan Ashmore. The three afternoon tours are to be…
AGM of Maritime Institute of Ireland
#MUSEUM AGM - The Maritime Institute of Ireland's AGM is to take place on Saturday 6 October in the National Maritime Museum of Ireland, in Dun Laoghaire, writes Jehan Ashmore. The museum which is housed in the former Old Mariners…
Irish Maritime Law Association: Autumn Lecture
#LECTURE - The Autumn Lecture of the Irish Maritime Law Association will be held on 24 October at the offices of Dillon Eustace Solicitors, Dublin. The lecture will be given by Robin Middleton and will be on the subject of…
National Heritage Week: Maritime Lecture Programme
#MARINE HERITAGE – Up and down the country, events are been held for the annual National Heritage Week including a series of maritime lectures as previously reported on Afloat.ie Below is a full detailed description of the varied topics of…
National Heritage Week Features Maritime Lectures
#MARITIME LECTURES – Next weekend sees the annual National Heritage Week (18-26 August) take place. As part of the week-long event, the Maritime Institute of Ireland is organising a programme of maritime themed lectures on the final day (Sunday 26th).…
‘Lost Sailors’ Exhibition to be Launched in National Maritime Museum
#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…
Summer BBQ in aid of National Maritime Museum
#MARITIME MUSEUM BBQ – Live music and a full bar are to accompany a Summer BBQ party to be held on Saturday 14 June (8pm) in the Dún Laoghaire Club, in aid of the town's National Maritime Museum of Ireland…
Waterside Setting for Jazz on the Jetty
#JUNE JAZZ JETTY – The Waterways Visitor Centre in the heart of the Grand Canal Dock, Dublin is the place to be with the venue buzzing to the sounds of the 'Jazz on the Jetty in June'. The free event…
International Symposium: The Spanish Armada Wrecks in Ireland
#SYMPOSIUM: SPANISH ARMADA - As part of the four-day long Celtic Fringe Festival, there will be an International Symposium on The Spanish Armada Wrecks in Ireland held on the weekend of 23 and 24th June. The symposium is to be…
Lecture: The Viking Ship Warriors in Ireland New Discoveries
#LECTURES – Les Glénans Irish Seceur's final lecture of the winter series is titled 'The Viking Ship Warriors in Ireland New Discoveries'. John Mass will present the talk about the first Viking raids and settlement in 8th and 9th century…
US Choir Concert in Aid of National Maritime Museum of Ireland
#CHOIRAL CONCERT - The Luther College Nordic Choir from Iowa in the US is to perform a concert in aid of the Maritime Institute of Ireland's National Maritime Museum. The choir conducted by Dr Allen Hightower, will be held in…
Lecture: Sinking of Submarine HMS Thetis
#LECTURE – A lecture about the sinking of HMS Thetis will be held in the Dun Laoghaire Club, 3 Eblana Avenue next Monday 14th May. The talk will be presented by David Roberts MA -BBC marine presenter. Roberts will tell…
Belfast Commemoration to Lives Lost at Sea
#EVENTS – The annual commemoration for those who have no grave but the sea, will be held in Belfast next Sunday 13th May. The event is to be hosted by the Merchant Navy Association of Northern Ireland and where members…
2012 Irish Sailing Season Preview
A great mix of sailing regattas and maritime festivals  means 2012 will be a bumper year on Irish waters. Here’s 12 for starters....   April 13- Youth Nationals - Dun Laoghaire Dublin 2012 opens with one of the biggest sailing…
Lecture: ''Madcap'' Me and Other Mad Wans
#LECTURES – The Dublin Bay Old Gaffers Association (DBOGA) last talk of the winter series is 'Madcap, Me and Other Mad Wans' which takes place next Thursday 22nd March (8pm) in Poolbeg YBC, Ringsend. Adrian Spence, owner skipper of 'Madcap'…

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