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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 2.15
July/August 2016. Issue 15

Q24. Coastguard Inspection. 1864.

Kingstown. The Comptroller general of Coastguards, Commodore Ryder, visited the Royal George today in his official capacity. The men were all piped to man yards as he went aboard. Captain De Courcy, R.N. Commander, V.Robinson, Inspecting Commander of Coastguards, and the officers of the vessel, received the Commodore,....

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William "Bulldog " Young
The name 'Bulldog' was applied to William Young most particularly because he was always accompanied by a bulldog, but it could equally be said of him that he was one of the 'Bulldog Breed'. He certainly looked the part and it epitomised the larger than life picture that he presented.
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Coastguard Cutter

The Coastguard Cutter 2.15

-> Philip on July 01 2016
The Coastguard Cutter 2.15
July/August 2016. Issue 15

Q24. Coastguard Inspection. 1864.

Kingstown. The Comptroller general of Coastguards, Commodore Ryder, visited the Royal George today in his official capacity. The men were all piped to man yards as he went aboard. Captain De Courcy, R.N. Commander, V.Robinson, Inspecting Commander of Coastguards, and the officers of the vessel, received the Commodore,....
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The Coastguard Cutter 2.14

-> Tony on April 30 2016
The Coastguard Cutter 2.14
May/June 2016. Issue 14

P24. Raid on Cullenstown station. 1920.

In a daring and successful raid at Cullenstown (Co.Wexford) Coastguard station raiders carried off 5 Webley revolvers, ammunition and equipment . Shortly after midnight 12 masked men surrounded the station and apprehended one of the coastguards who was bound and.....
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The Coastguard Cutter 2.13

-> Tony on March 04 2016
The Coastguard Cutter 2.13
March/April 2016. Issue 13

G156.Wrecking. (From a Correspondent) At the Arklow sessions on Thursday last, Robert Hempenstall and Patrick McDonnell were fined in the mitigated penalty of £1 each or One months imprisonment,...
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The Coastguard Cutter 2.12

-> Tony on December 27 2015
The Coastguard Cutter 2.12
January/February 2016. Issue 12
P169. Shipwreck and Loss of Ten Lives. 1841.

During the heavy gale of Wednesday morning, the 24th inst about 4 o’clock a.m. the schooner ‘James Cook’ of Limerick, bound from Sligo to Glasgow....
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The Coastguard Cutter 2.11

-> Tony on November 02 2015
The Coastguard Cutter 2.11
November/December 2015. Issue 11

G144.Fatal Accident to Coastguard.

On Friday morning last a man of the name of Kinsley, A Coast Guard at the Doonbeg Station, had just returned into his own house from duty; his wife and children were all still in bed, when suddenly they were aroused from sleep by the report of a gun-shot....
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