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  • Thursday 10th October at the Eblana Club, 3 Eblana Avenue, Dun Laoghaire 730pm wine tasting by Mitchells of Glasthule, 830pm Table Quiz (bar available) Pay at the door: €10 per person, €40 per table

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  • Irish Shipping commissioned Kenneth King, the noted marine artist to paint pictures of their fleet.  After the demise of Irish Shipping these were auctioned by the liquidator.  The Maritime Institute of Ireland acquired some at the auction.  Later the institute commissioned Kenneth to paint pictures of other Irish ships which were lost during World War Two.  A selection of these

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  • How can you help the museum? The National Maritime Museum is run entirely on a voluntary basis Volunteering is a great way to get involved in your local community, meet new people and learn new things. Get in touch today: volunteers@mariner.ie We will need volunteers to do the following Show people around, learn about the artefacts. Help with fundraisers and

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  • This working Optic is the light from Baily lighthouse in Howth, North Dublin. It was installed in 1902 and removed in 1972 when the lighthouse was modernised. The lighthouse was originally gas, then vaporised paraffin powered, the light was equivalent to 2,000,000 candle power. The optic now shines a lesser light over the museum.

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  • If you support the aims and objectives of the Institute, you are invited to apply for membership; print this form and send it to the Membership Secretary, Maritime Institute of Ireland, Mariners’ Church, Dún Laoghaire.

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  • Contact

      You can contact us by post, telephone or by email – using the form below. You can visit us on the top floor of Dún Laoghaire Shopping Center.  We endeavour to answer all communications, however we are a voluntary organisation and occasionally messages are mislaid, if so, we apologise and please try again.  In general emails are best addressed

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    The National Maritime Museum of Ireland is operated by the Maritime Institute of Ireland assisted by a Community Employment Scheme of the Department of Social Protection. The Institute is a totally voluntary body, without regular support from any quarter. It fosters an appreciation of our Maritime Heritage, to that end it operates a museum and a research library, hosts lectures, supports commemorations, conducts research and publishes a journal and newsletters

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