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Irish Nautical History – Sailing – Curraghs

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Bourke, Shipwrecks of the Irish Coast. Bourke, Edward J. Shipwrecks of the Irish Coast. [2 Volumes] Two Volumes. Dublin, Power Press, 1998. Octavo. Volume I: 225 pages / Volume II: 240 pages. Original Softcover. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear.

A useful reference book that draws together data on approximately 2000 shipwrecks off the coast of Ireland. It is aimed at maritime historians as well as those interested in local history and is helpful to divers.

Keywords: Irish Maritime History, Irish Nautical History

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Healy, The 'Zenith' Disaster 1895. Healy, Adrain, The ‘Zenith’ Disaster 1895. A Vivid Account of the Tragic Loss of Lives off the South West Cork Coast 100 Years Ago. Villages of Leap and Glandore Mourn the Deaths of Young and Old. First Edition. Skibbereen, Skibbereen Printers Ltd., 1995. 15 x 21 cm. 44 pages. Original Softcover. Stapled. Very good+ condition. Some minor staining.

Keywords: Irish History, Irish Maritime History, Irish Nautical History, West Cork

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Maddock, John, Rosslare Harbour Sea and Ships Maddock, John. Rosslare Harbour, Sea & Ships. First Edition. Portmarnock, Harbour Publications, 1996. 15 x 21 cm. 132 Pages, including photographs and map. Original illustrated softcover. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear.

Includes for example the following chapters: Building Tuskar Lighthouse: Much Loss of Life / The Demands of Wexford Port and Wales / Loss of the Pomona with 400 lives / Loss of a Cunard Liner and other ships/ 419 rescued from an Emigrant Ship/ Rosslare/ Fishguard Becomes a Reality/ During World War I and After/ Rosslare Lifeboats Save 977 Lives/ Hopes for a Harbour in the 1860s/ An Airliner with 61 on Board Disappears/ Service to Bristol and Liverpool in 1896 etc.

Rosslare Harbour Sea & Ships spans 200 years of eventful maritime activity. It covers the days of sailing ships and the demands for a harbour of refuge through decades of toil, tragedy and progress to the successful emergence of a modern port.

Keywords: County Wexford, Irish History, Irish Maritime History, Irish Nautical History, Nautical Books, Rosslare

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McGrattan, From Laura to Katie: The Story of the Portrush Lifeboats from 1860. McGrattan, Hugh. From Laura to Katie: The Story of the Portrush Lifeboats from 1860. No Place of Publishing, Portrush Lifeboat Raft Race Committee, 2008. 21.5 cm x 18.5 cm. 141 pages. With many photographs. Original hardcover. Excellent condition with only very minor signs of external wear. Inscription by preowner and author’s signature on title page. Otherwise clean inside with solid binding.

Includes the following chapters: Zelinda, First of the Line / The Providence Affair / A New Beginning / Zelinda becomes Laura / New Boat, Bigger Boathous / The Day the Lifeboat Did Not Come Back / Silver Lining after Tragedy / The Hopwood – End of an Era / Farewell to ‘Pulling’ Power / The Lifeboat at War / Enter the Lady Scott / A Century Marked by Courage / The Lady’s Later Years / The Arrival of the Arun / Changes – Ashore and Afloat / ILBs, Ladies and Richard’s Last Days / Katie Takes Over / Honours, Awards and New Management / Freedom of the Borough / The Coxswains / The Hon. Secretaries / The Mechanics / The Boats etc.

Foreword by Colin Williams, Divisional Inspector of Lifeboats, Ireland.

Keywords: Irish History, Irish Interest, Irish Maritime History, Irish Nautical History, Nautical Books, Northern Ireland, Portrush

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