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#Lecture - Howth Peninsula Heritage Society's opening lecture for the autumn/winter season will be about 'Howth & Sailing' and is to be presented by W.M. Nixon.
The talk takes place at 8.00 p.m. in Howth Angling Centre, West Pier next Tuesday, 24 September.
All are welcome to the venue which is close to the DART station. For non-members of the society there is an admission fee of €4.
For further details of the society and lecture programme visit: www.howthheritage.com
#Lecture–Maritime Institute of Ireland autumn/ winter lecture series resumes with a talk about the "The Loss of the MV Princess Victoria in January 1953".
James Scannell will present the lecture next Thursday 19 September (starting at 8pm) and as usual takes place in the Stella Maris Seafarers Club on Beresford Place, close to Busaras and behind the Customs House.
All are welcome to attend the evening where a bar and refreshments are available. A voluntary contribution is at the door. The organisers would be pleased for anyone to kindly forward details about the lecture programme, held monthly (third Thursday) at the city-centre venue.
Public transport: The nearest DART stations are Connolly Station and at Tara Street in addition to the LUAS (Red) line stop at Busáras.
Car parking is located in the Irish Life Mall (ILAC) on Lower Abbey Street.
For further information and of the lecture programme, contact 086 150 3766 and visit www.mariner.ie
#Lecture- To give the lecture its full title "Setting Sail and Coming Home-Voyages of Discovery in Irish Myth, Arts and Culture" and which is to be held on Wednesday 24 April in Poolbeg Yacht and Boat Club, Ringsend.
Mary McKenna will present the talk (starting at 8pm) in the heart of the Dublin Port venue, as part les Glénans public Irish Sector Winter Lecture Series.
All are welcome. Entry fee of €5 in aid of the RNLI. For further details contact: 087 2129614
#Lecture – The next Howth Peninsula Heritage Society lecture will be about 'The Lighthouses of the South West Coast.
The lecture to be presented by Gerry Butler is to takes place in the Howth Angling Centre along the West Pier, on Tuesday 26 March starting at 8 pm.
Those arriving by train only have a short stroll to the venue from Howth DART station.
All are welcome to the lecture which is admission free to members and to non-members €4 payable at the door.
#LectureNorseDublin: The next and final monthly held 'Below the Surface' lecture the "Norse Dublin - The Fleet of Norse Dublin around 1000AD" is to be held on Wednesday 3 April (starting 8pm).
The talk to be presented by Professor Poul Holm TCD, who will mark the end of the Below the Surface series which began last November. The unique lecture series has provided the public an opportunity to attend and enjoy in celebrating Ireland's maritime heritage and archaeology.
As usual the talk is to take place on the famine replica ship, the Jeanie Johnston, docked at Custom House Quay in Dublin's city-centre. The venue provides an intimate space ideal for maritime tales, oozing seafaring ambience with the creaking sounds of the hull surrounding the audience.
The talks to date have touched on many aspects of our rich and controversial maritime history, from tales of pirates, queens and lost polar expeditions.
Tickets are available online by visiting: http://jeanie.visrez.com/engine/event/57
All are welcome to the lecture, where there is an entrance fee (recommended donation €5) per person
The Stella Maris Club is located close to the Irish Life (ILAC) Mall complex car park, the Customs House and Busaras. It is convenient to the Luas (Red Line: Busaras stop) and the DART (Connolly and Tara Street stations).
The Maritime Institute runs a maritime museum, the National Maritime Museum of Ireland located in Dun Laoghaire. Co. Dublin. For further details visit: www.mariner.ie
#Lecture –The Old Dublin Society's next Spring lecture is "The Loss of the MV Princess Victoria in January 1953"
The lecture is to be presented by James Scannell and held next Wednesday 20th March, starting at 18.30hrs.
Venue is the Conference Room of the Dublin City Library and Archive, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2. All are welcome – no admission fee.
#Lecture – A lecture 'Maritime Dalkey: Past, Present & Future' is to be presented by marine correspondent and photographer Jehan Ashmore.
The talk on Wednesday 13 March starts at 8pm and is organised by the Killiney & Ballybrack Historical Society, who hold a monthly lecture in The Graduate Lounge (Upstairs), Rochestown Avenue, Killiney.
Jehan will look into Dalkey's status as an 'outport' for Dublin, between 14th–16th centuries, when vessels sailed with cargo in and out along the coastline of Dalkey Sound. This was due to the dangerous silting channels and sand bar at the mouth of the Liffey, which prevented ships entering at low tide.
Also examined will be the beginnings of Irish Sea steam-packet services from the 1820's. Some of these routes operated within Dalkey waters and their present-day successors, as well as cruiseships, pass offshore in relative proximity.
Accompanying the lecture will be many unseen photographs, dating back three decades. This will open a different image of Dalkey Sound, featuring not just the island ferry, lobster-boats and summer filled scenes of pleasure craft and yachts but also a wide variety of larger 'working' vessels.
All are welcome to the lecture, admission of €3. Refreshments provided. The society has an annual subscription o €15 (€20 for couples and family). Contact: Richard Dolan: 087 6181212
#Lecture -The next 'Below the Surface' series of monthly held maritime lectures is 6 March. The topic will be 'The Opening of the Atlantic World' – English Settlement in Ireland and North America in the 17th Century, by James Lyttleton.
As usual the lecture takes place below decks on board the replica 19th century famine emigrant barque, Jeanie Johnston, at her berth at Custom House Quay, in Dublin's Docklands.
Doors open at 7.15pm and the lecture starts at 8pm. Please ensure to arrive early as entry to venue may not be permitted on commencement of the lecture.
For further details contact 01 4730111 and to book online, tickets costing €15.00 per person click HERE.
#LectureShackleton – Neale Webb, who is related to the family of the Irish-born Antarctic explorer, will present his lecture 'Sir Ernest Shackleton - Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration' next Thursday, 14 February.
The talk which is for the Kilmacud-Stillorgan History Society, will be held at 20.00hrs in the Function Room of the Glenalbyn Sports Club in Stillorgan. All visitors are welcome –admission fee: €3
As previously reported, the five-man crew re-enactment of Shackleton's Epic Antarctic rescue continued, having this week reached landfall on South Georgia Island after sailing 800 nautical miles and taking nearly 12 days to complete to reach this destination, a key highlight of their journey.
To follow the team's latest blog reports, and to track the Alexandra Shackleton, a replica of the lifeboat James Caird used in the mission nearly a century ago, visit: http://shackletonepic.com/live-tracking/