Coastguard Cutter

The Coastguard Cutter 2.21

-> Tony on July 08 2017
The Coastguard Cutter 2.21
July/August 2017. Issue 21

A small cutter-rigged vessel, of about 30 tons burden, laden with smuggled tobacco in bales, and having also on board about a dozen ankers of gin, was made prize of on Friday evening off Bunmahon, having being abandoned by her crew.....
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Coastguard Cutter

The Coastguard Cutter 2.20

-> Tony on April 25 2017
The Coastguard Cutter 2.20
May/June 2017. Issue 20

A fire which threatened to be of the most formidable and destructive character broke out shortly after 7 o’clock to night, in the carpenter’s workshop and dairy yard of Mr.Michael Brady, Cross ave. Hundreds of persons of all classes, sizes, and conditions were to be seen in hot haste towards the place where the flames arose...
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The Coastguard Cutter 2.19

-> Tony on March 05 2017
The Coastguard Cutter 2.19
Mar/Apr 2017. Issue 19

In more recent times a little discreet smuggling has continued all along the coast of Wexford. Probably the most unusual form of barter, which legally amounted to smuggling occurred during the 1914-18 War, when German submarines, operating off the south coast of Wexford, occasionally sent dinghies ashore for supplies....
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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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Coastguard Cutter

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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