Tag Archives: Dublin

Dublin Shipyards

Irish Shipbuilding -Miscellaneous Dublin yards – While the main shipbuilding in Dublin Involved the Liffey yard, later Vickers, and Ross & Walpole several early years have disappeared without trace. – This short article remembers some Dublin shipyars

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The Dublin Port Diving Bell

The restored bell

The story of this diving bell which still rests in the port. For its time it was technially advanced. The article covers why it was required, how it was invented and construced, and its success. It is the story of the great engineer Bindon Blood Stoney as well as the story of the men who worked in the Bell.

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Palme

PalmeHohenloh

The tragic events of Christmas 1895. The Kingstown Lifeboat Disaster. The lifeboat and its crew of 15 were lost.

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Baily Optic

optic

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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LOP 6 Howth Head

guarding neutral ireland

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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