DunLaoghaire Harbour

DunLaoghaire Harbour

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 Read More
The Dublin Port Diving Bell

The Dublin Port Diving Bell

The Dublin Port Diving Bellby Cormac F. LowthThis article was first published in The International Journal of Diving History, Volume 3, Number 1, July Read More
Baily Optic

Baily Optic

The Baily OpticThis 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 Read More
RMS Leinster, over 500 died

RMS Leinster, over 500 died

An exhibit illustrating this event will, on occasion, be displayed in the MuseumThe 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 Read More