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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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  • Registered Charity Number 5946 Postal address: National Maritime Museum of Ireland, Dún Laoghaire, Dublin, Ireland Telephone: 01-2800969 or 01-2143964 You can contact us by post, telephone or by email – using the form below. 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

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  • Michael Kennedy, author of Guarding Neutral Ireland, discusses the role of the Look Out Posts, in this case, the LOP on Howth Head, in recording events in the Irish Sea during World War II, known as "The Emergency".

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  • NEUTRAL IRELAND’S SEA LOSSES HEAVY IN SECOND WORLD WAR 16 Ships Lost in Unprovoked Actions   In the years following 1922, Ireland, unlike the majority of more recent independent nations, made no attempt to encourage the development of her own mercantile marine. Each year the fleet declined: from 127 in 1923, until in September 1939 we had only 56 ships

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  • From the April 2000 edition of the Belgian “Neptunus Marine” Details in this article, in particular opening times, are out-of-date Balade Maritime au Pays de James Joyce ! MARITIME BALLAD IN THE LAND OF JAMES JOYCE. Saint Bernard du Spuikom Photos: Fr Philips Si d’aventure vous faites un jour escale en République d’lrlande, près de Dublin, ne manquez surtout pas

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  • Assessment of the National Maritime Museum for Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Robert Taylor and Elaine Sansom Museums and Heritage Consultants June 2008 Final Report submitted to County Council by Robert Taylor June 2008 The Laurels, The Square, Amberley, Arundel, West Sussex BN18 9SR, UK T+44 (0) 1798 839580  M:+44 (0)7941 381378  E: consult@robertstaylor.f2s.com Contents Executive Summary……………………………………………………………………………………… 3 1.Introduction and Background…………………………………………………………………….

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  • The MV Kerlogue is regarded as a exemplar of neutral Irish ships during WW2. She was very small. 142 feet in length. She was almost sunk by a German mine. She was dive-bombed by the RAF. She rescued the Wild Rose of Liverpool. She rescued 168 crewmen from the Z72 and its escort.

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  • THE COMPANIES ACTS, 1963-2003 COMPANY LIMITED BY GUARANTEE AND NOT HAVING A SHARE CAPITAL MEMORANDUM OF ASSOCIATION OF Foras Muiridhe na h-Eireann (THE MARITIME INSTITUTE OF IRELAND) The name of the Company hereinafter called “the Institute” is “FORAS MUIRIDHE NA h-EIREANN” (The Maritime Institute of Ireland). The Registered Office of the company will be situate in Eire. The objects for

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  • Capt Robert Halpin

    Captain Robert Halpin was born in Wicklow town on 17th February 1836. He was the youngest of 13 children and went to sea when he was 11 years old. His first trips were on sailing ships. The young Halpin saw where the future lay and transferred to a steam ship, the Circassian.

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  • RMS Leinster, over 500 died

    An exhibit illustrating this event will, on occasion, be displayed in the Museum The date is 10th October 1918. The place is Kingstown (now DunLaoghaire), Britain (of which Ireland is an integral part) is at war with Germany. A war that came to a close within a number of weeks. At the Carlisle pier one of the Kingstown to Holyhead

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