Posts tagged with ‘Shipwreck’

  • History of the SS Lochgarry One of Ireland’s most Popular Recreational Diving Wrecks

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  • This paper is an early version of the introduction to the Guarding Neutral Ireland: the coastwatching service and military intelligence 1939-45 (Four Courts Press, 2008)

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  •   THE BOYD DISASTER. by Cormac F. Lowth cormaclowth@utvinternet.com   And such the trust that still were mine, Though stormy winds swept o’er the brine, Or through the tempest’s fiery breath, Raise me from sleep to wreck and death. Emma Hart Willard,   Rocked in the Cradle of the Deep.   February 1861 will be remembered not only for the

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  • The "Rescue Cart". These carts were located all around the coast. Many lives were saved. This cart is complete with all its equipment, including the "breeches buoy"

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  • In November 1807 two ships, the Rochdale and Prince of Wales set sail from Pigeonhouse harbour in Dublin, bound for England. They were carrying newly recruited militia for the Napoleonic War, and their families. But bad fortune struck and an easterly gale forced the two ships onto rocks between Blackrock and Seapoint. They were wrecked and nearly 400 people drowned.

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  • Also known as the "Silver Ship". On her maiden voyage, she went down near Galley Head. There are many tales of the silver treasure on board. Our story is of the bravery of the rescue teams from Dirk, Rosscarbery and Millcove. These men fearlessly put their own lives at great risk as they faced near-impossible odds to pluck eight terror-stricken sailors from the jaws of death.

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  • ‘Drowned like rats’ The torpedoing of Arandora Star off the Donegal Coast, 2 July 1940 Michael Kennedy (difp at iol.ie) This paper is a revised version of ‘Men that came in with the sea’ which appeared in History Ireland in 2008.   A PDF version of this article is available: click here   The torpedoing of the Blue Star Line’s

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