DunLaoghaire Harbour

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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. 

The Dublin Port Diving Bell

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The Dublin Port Diving Bell

by Cormac F. Lowth

This article was first published in The International Journal of Diving History, Volume 3, Number 1, July 2010

Baily Optic

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[caption id="attachment_5201" align="alignleft" width="200"] The Baily Optic[/caption]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 vapourised paraffin powered, the light was equivalent to 2,000,000 candle power. The optic now shines a lesser light over the museum.

LOP 6 Howth Head

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LOP 6 Howth Head

The Coastwatching Service in Howth, Co. Dublin: LOP 6, the Summit, Howth

RMS Leinster, over 500 died

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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.

History of the MII

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History of the Maritime Institute of Ireland

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