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The Coastguard Cutter 2.7
The Coastguard Cutter 2.7 March / April 2015. Issue 7. Q178. Smugglers Benefit Night. 1844. Dun Laoghaire. Just above the final angle of the East Pier of Dun Laoghaire Harbour was the place where, in British days, the guardship for the then “Royal Harbour” used to ride at anchor. The guardship system seems to have been a hangover from the days of sail, when warships were anchored to guard harbours they “ they grounded on their beef bones".....
The Coastguard Cutter 2.6
The Coastguard Cutter 2.6 January / February 2015. Issue 6. LX222. Capture of Smuggler by the "Essex" 1824. The ‘Essex’ on her passage from Plymouth to her station at Kingstown to receive convicts, captured a large lugger laden with tobacco, gin etc. a cargo said to be of immense value. The ‘Essex’ was going large up the Irish channel, when between Wicklow Head and the Kish light in the night, and the weather being very thick.....
The Coastguard Cutter 2.5
The Coastguard Cutter 2.5 November / December 2014. Issue 5. F49.The Crimean War. During the war, 3,000 men of the Coastguard were drafted to the fleet. The Revenue Cruisers were sent to intercept the enemies shipping in the channel and in this they were remarkably successful.
The Coastguard Cutter 2.4
The Coastguard Cutter 2.4 September / October 2014. Issue 4. An Apology. In our last July / August Newsletter an error occurred in the dating of the first item, “An Incident at Howth”, as 1916. The correct date is 3 June 1914. Tony Daly.

The Coastguard Cutter 2.3
The Coastguard Cutter 2.3 June/ July 2014. Issue 3 P261., An Incident at Howth. 1916. Co.Dublin. A Police man said he would like to draw attention to an incident which took place at Howth when the gun-runners assembled to the number of 1,000 or 1,200.....
The Coastguard Cutter 2.2
The Coastguard Cutter 2.2 May /June 2014. Issue 2. Piracy in Blacksod Bay. 1865. Co.Mayo A few days ago while a schooner laden with Indian Corn, bound for Westport, was passing the Island of Innishea, in Blacksod Bay, a number of islanders in about twenty curraghs forced their way on board...
The Coastguard Cutter 2.1
The Coastguard Cutter 2.1 March /April 2014. Issue 1. Q30.Gallant Rescue by Coastguards. 1869 Co.Antrim Gallant rescue of six men by the Coastguards at Whitehouse. During the fearful gale on Saturday night last, at 10.30. the watchman at the Coastguard Station, Whitehouse, hearing cries of distress, reported same to his officer, Mr.Simon Ahern, who at once ordered a boat to be manned, Charles Pethick, chief boatman, Nichulas Jenkins, commissioned boatman, Bernard M’Loughlin, James Cambridge, and William Pengally, boatmen...
The Coastguard Cutter Rebooted
Some of you may remember The Coastguard Cutter, our newsletter that ran from 2003 to 2009. At it's height it had a couple of hundred subscribers. Unfortunately, due to the workload involved it was eventually shut down. However, I'm delighted to inform you that Tony has decided to reboot it. It will no longer be sent as an email but more as a mini-magazine here on the site. It's going to be posted via our (much unused) news system. Each volume will be posted in it's own news category. Each new edition will be displayed on the front page as well as in the general news list. Feel free to comment your thoughts. Enjoy :)
The Coastguard Cutter Newsletter
The "Coastguard Cutter" is the monthly newsletter of Coastguards of Yesteryear, each one written by Tony featuring site updates, stories and fascinating snippets of coastguard information and their lives, all registered members can view the archived editions in the Articles section and if you wish to receive future editions just click 'Edit Profile' and click Yes for the Newsletter.