Newsletter June 2019

In Memoriam

Joe Fallon RIP

Joe Fallon, former member of the Maritime Institute, died on 1st May 2019 after a long illness. Joe served as Commodore of the Dún Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club and was also an active member of the National Yacht Club. He established BIM’s Sailing Club, where he worked, to encourage its
staff to go sailing.

An avid yachtsman and an accomplished carpenter, diver and photographer, Joe and his wife Sara’s well maintained yacht was always ready at her swing mooring in the Coal Quay Harbour for a sail on the Irish Sea. When the Maritime Museum officially re-opened in 2012, Joe and Eoghan Ganly photographed the museum’s interior and artefacts to illustrate the website and specialist publications that have stood the test of time. Joe and Eoghan also took numerous photographs at the Maritime Heritage Gathering 2013.

Joe was generous to a fault. Good humoured with an engaging smile and always the true gentleman in word and deed, Joe Fallon impressed all who were privileged to know him and he will be sorely missed. To his wife Sara and his children Mark and Rachel, his three sisters, extended family and their wide circle of friends, we extend our sincere condolences. Ar dheis Dé


Tommy Moore RIP

The death of former Community Employment staff member Tommy Moore on 31st March 2019 at a young age, came as a great shock to all who worked with him in the Maritime Museum.

American born Tommy was a real life character who never lost his distinctive New York accent or his innate sense of humour. Tommy’s indelible trademark was his most obliging nature and he was popular with everyone. Tommy applied his acquired skills to almost any task and, whether he was painting the newly reinstated library doors or the decommissioned naval mine outside the Museum, or preparing the museum for events, he always did so with a big smile on his face.

Tommy will be greatly missed by his wife Linda and extended Irish and American families to whom we express our sincere condolences and he will always be remembered by the many friends he made in the Maritime Museum. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis.