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This site is dedicated to the Coastguards who lived and worked around the Irish coastline between the 18th and early 20th centuries. It includes a collection of CG station photos as well as facts and figures about the people , births, deaths, census information, etc. I have also included some fascinating accounts of bravery during rescues from shipwrecks as well as interesting Extracts of shipwrecks and rescues, etc. If you have any queries or input, please let me know.

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The Coastguard Cutter Newsletter

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".....

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A Coastguard of Irish Birth
John James Montgomery was my grandfather, born in 1847. A large sepia photograph suggested a huge burly man with a beard ......
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Coastguard Cutter

The Coastguard Cutter 2.7

-> Philip on March 23 2015
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".....
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The Coastguard Cutter 2.6

-> Tony on January 01 2015
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.....
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The Coastguard Cutter 2.5

-> Tony on November 05 2014
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.
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Coastguard Cutter

The Coastguard Cutter 2.4

-> Tony on August 29 2014
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.

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The Coastguard Cutter 2.3

-> Tony on July 03 2014
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.....
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