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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.

Tony Daly.
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The Coastguard Cutter 2.18
Jan/Feb 2017. Issue 18

THE TROUBLES IN IRELAND IN 1921
Station after station was burned by the Republicans, one unfortunate District Officer having had no less than seven stations burned over his head and finishing up with furniture consisting of a Wolseley valise, a Tate cube sugar box as a table, and a case of small arm ammunition as a chair, light being supplied by a candle stuck on a block of wood....

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The Coastguard Cutter Vol5 No7
July 2007:
The Coastguards were given prize money if they intercepted a smuggler with contraband on board. This money was paid when the smugglers were successfully prosecuted. Some lucky Cruiser Captains became quite wealthy.
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Coastguard Cutter

The Coastguard Cutter 2.18

-> Tony on December 31 2016
The Coastguard Cutter 2.18
Jan/Feb 2017. Issue 18

THE TROUBLES IN IRELAND IN 1921
Station after station was burned by the Republicans, one unfortunate District Officer having had no less than seven stations burned over his head and finishing up with furniture consisting of a Wolseley valise, a Tate cube sugar box as a table, and a case of small arm ammunition as a chair, light being supplied by a candle stuck on a block of wood....
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The Coastguard Cutter 2.17

-> Tony on October 30 2016
The Coastguard Cutter 2.17
Nov/Dec 2016. Issue 17

TORR HEAD COASTGUARD STATION
GRATEFUL
Although the Grateful is described in press accounts of her stranding near Torr Head as a trawler, there is good reason to believe she was employed on war service.Snow, and gale, made conditions when she was driven ashore....
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The Coastguard Cutter 2.16

-> Tony on September 05 2016
The Coastguard Cutter 2.16
Sept/Oct 2016. Issue 16

G 24. Wreck of a Spanish ship at Ballycotton Island.
We regret to announce the loss of another vessel in the gale of Sat. The details will be found in the following letter. The humane conduct of Lt. Lloyd in saving so many from destruction...
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Coastguard Cutter

The Coastguard Cutter 2.15

-> Tony 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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