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On 8 August 1920, the Catholic Archbishop of Melbourne, Cork-born Daniel Mannix, whilst travelling from New York to Queenstown aboard the SS Baltic was arrested off the coast of Ireland by the Royal Navy and transferred to a destroyer, HMS Wivern.
The incident made headlines round the world. What was it about Mannix’s proposed visit to Ireland that led the British government to risk international opprobrium in having him arrested on the high seas in such dramatic circumstances.
Face coverings are currently mandatory in Museums and some other public spaces. Please ensure you have a face mask before entering the Museum to be compliant.
Our Library is currently closed and because of this, we are currently unable to accept book donations. We hope to resume this facility as soon as possible.
Ireland’s National Maritime Museum is housed in Dun Laoghaire’s 180-year-old Mariners Church, directly opposite the new DLR Lexicon library and easily accessible by DART suburban train and several bus services.
The museum’s greatest artefact is probably the building itself as it is one of a few custom built places of worship for seafarers remaining intact in the world today.
Experienced guides will bring you on a voyage of discovery, enthralling you with stories of discovery, heroism, war and disasters at sea. You will learn about maritime history, exploration, navigation, radio, deep-sea cable technology, nature, wildlife and view art inspired by the sea.