Coastguard 1822 - 2014
At the National Maritime Museum, Haigh Terrace, Dun Laoghaire,
7:30 pm Thursday 10th April 2014.
Lecturer: Joe Ryan, MSc in Emergency Management (Hons). He has worked at MRCC Dublin in operations for almost 20 years and co-ordinated during incidents e.g. FV Carrickatine, R111 (Dauphine at Tramore), Curragh at Bellderg cave and many more. The quote "Hands Round the Country" comes from 1901 and he will explain its context and how it still applies today. The main emphasis will be on how the Coastguard has contributed to famine relief, rescue work, its people and notable incidents over almost 200 years. The are some surprising stories, backed up with pictures.
fundraising to promote maritime heritage
available from Joe Ryan or from reception at the Maritime Museum. Ph 01-2143964 11 to 5 daily.
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...
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