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Martello Towers in Ireland
‘In 1793 Corsica was in insurrection against the French, and the British Government, as a matter of policy, decided to ...
McCann boatyard records
All the records of McCann boatyard activities (orders, invoices and correspondence/record books ) including correspondence from Lord Mountbatten thanking the ...
The Galway Buzz - Buzz na Gaillimhe
A National Biodiversity Week programme Connecting People with Nature
Connaught’s Coronation Stone
The Irish name for the ancient coronation stone reputed to sing, or to utter a shriek, when a king willed ...
Errew Abbey in County Mayo was a two – bay double – height single – cell Chapel constructed circa 1845 ...
Augustinian Abbey Ardnaree
The Ardnaree Abbey in Ballina gateway has a visual impact on Cathedral Road at the entrance to the Abbey grounds. This ...
Michael Walsh and Michael Madden Currach Making
My grand uncle Michael “Bobby”Walsh was a boat and Currach builder from Inishturk south, he mover to the mainland near ...
Memories of Tremone Bay, County Donegal
These are the memories of Neil McFeely of boating and shipping along the eastern coast of the Inishowen peninsula, county ...
Fanad Currachs, Co. Donegal
Oughterard Boat Builder -Tommy Mallon
Larch and oak Tommy Mallon standing beside a Carval built fishing boat. Tommy built 9-10 of these boats in the 1970s ...
My family (on my mother’s side) hail from Scattery Island on the Shannon. My Uncle, Grandfather, Great Grandfather were Marine ...
BIM 26 Footers - Belderrig, Co Mayo
Picture taken in Belderrig Co Mayo pier 1964. 4 new 26 foot timber boats (known as BIM 26 footers) With a 8 ...
Traditional boat construction (Naimhòg) sometimes called a canoe at Maharees
Photo shows three generations of the Leary family (Murt, Michael & Monty) , Maharees , Co Kerry , naomhòg makers ...
Memories of Zulu luggers in Mullaghmore
A memory of Zulu luggers in Mullaghmore told to me by Thomas Boyce R.I.P From ‘A Bitter Wind’, copyright Joe McGowan ‘I ...
Boatbuilding near Louisburgh
This an article I wrote for the Louisburgh Parish magazine, “An Choinneall” for the 2014 edition.
The marriage of Shipwrights and Lighthouse Keepers.
I come from a family of shipwrights and lighthouse keepers. My great great grandfather, a shipwright, left Kilkenny for Ayrshire, ...
The Punt Guns and Punt Boat, Clarecastle, Co. Clare
Image of punt guns courtesy of John Power, all other images courtesy of Eric Shaw
Net-fishing for salmon on the River Fergus, at Clarecastle, Co. Clare
The boat used by the Clarecastle net-fishermen for many years was known as a gandalow, a design of boat used ...
Developing Your Digital Skills: Introduction to Digitisation
Join Sean Rippington, Digital Archivist and Copyright Manager, University of St Andrews in the first of our webinar series on ...
This is a recording of a workshop we did on Thursday 22nd April, which is going to be part of ...
Viaducts are a specific long series of bridges supported by spans or arches between pillars. They were related to Aqueducts ...
Ballymacgibbon Cairn is enormous yet unopened. It is a relatively undisturbed cairn with the possibility it contains a hidden chamber ...
May Bush, Kilmore Co Wexford
What year did this happen? 2021 Where is this happening? Bastardstown, Kilmore, Co Wexford
May Altar, Ballina, Co. Tipperary
About this custom We do this every year. Its a tradition I grew up with in Clonbur co. Galway. I love ...
Hi Paul, Thank you for your comment. According to an article in the Irish Press, November 1955, the air raid...
Just beautiful Many memories flood the mind when one reads your poem Well done
Noelene Beckett Crowe
Two Mile Bridge
This is a beautiful photo of the bridge Conor.
Two Mile Bridge
The Stone Bridge down river from Two Mile Bridge was built in 1819
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