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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 Newsletter

The Coastguard Cutter 2.9
July/August 2015. Issue 9.


FUN.

A coastguard meets a pirate on the dock. The pirate has a peg leg, a hook, and an eye patch. "How'd you end up with a peg leg?" asks the coastguard. "I was swept overboard in a storm," says the pirate. "A shark bit off me whole leg." ....

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The Carnsore Coast Guards. To the editor of the Irish Times. 1879
Sir, I shall feel obliged if you will insert the following account of the services rendered by the Coast Guards of Carnsore station to...
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The Coastguard Cutter 2.9

-> Philip on June 25 2015
The Coastguard Cutter 2.9
July/August 2015. Issue 9.


FUN.

A coastguard meets a pirate on the dock. The pirate has a peg leg, a hook, and an eye patch. "How'd you end up with a peg leg?" asks the coastguard. "I was swept overboard in a storm," says the pirate. "A shark bit off me whole leg." ....
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The Coastguard Cutter 2.8

-> Philip on May 29 2015
The Coastguard Cutter 2.8
May/June 2015. Issue 8.

G82. The ‘Veronica’ of Belfast.
A fine brig of 350 tons, from Liverpool to Charleston, United states, laden with salt and coal was wrecked on the bar at Inch, in Dingle Bay, last Sunday. Female passenger, named Jennings, was swept off the deck and perished. By the extraordinary exertion and intrepidity of the Coast Guard...
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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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