Using still images and film footage taken over thirty years ago, photographer Joe St Leger tells the story of photographing the last of the hooker boatmen of Connemara. For centuries Galway hookers sailed the waters of Galway Bay transporting people, goods, and animals, and connecting remote coastal communities like the Aran Islands, Galway city…Details
This week, on Thursday 26th, we continue our Winter Talks series with a talk by Frank Miller on “The Stories Behind the Pictures”. Frank is an award-winning Irish Times photographer and picture editor, who was covered everything from the opening of an envelope to the genocide in Rwanda. He’ll be talking about his work and…Details
Racing Two-Handed around Britain and Ireland requires all round skill, great seamanship and tenacity. This Thursday March 12th, come and listen to Liam Coyne talk about racing around Britain and Ireland, two-handed, in “Lula Belle”. More details can be found in the event; all are welcome, and we start at 8 PM.
This Thursday, March 5th, Cormac Lowth will be talking to us about the sailing trawlers of Ringsend. From 1819 to the immediate aftermath of the First World War, a large fleet of sailing beam-trawlers, known as smacks, existed in Ringsend and Dublin Bay. Many of these fishing vessels and their crews originated in Brixham in Devon…Details
This Thursday, February 26th, Glascott Symes will be presenting a case study of the Civil War burning of Cappoquin House, Co Waterford the home of an Independent member of the first Free State Senate. All are welcome, and the talk will start at 20:00.
Our Winter Talk for February 19th is on the subject of the Costa Concordia. This talk will be presented by Brian McAllister, who has been involved in the diving and marine business since 1975 working in the oil, gas and salvage business principally as a diver. More details are in the event. As per usual,…Details
Our talk for January 29th sees the return of Tom Conlon to the DMYC, talking about recently rediscovered early photographs of Dun Laoghaire. This years collection (The “Breen Collection”) has been discovered by Tom in the archives of a collector of old photographic material in South Wexford. These are among the oldest known photos of…Details
Our talk for January 22nd is all about oared warships. Garry Owens, Skerries Sailing Club, describes the evolution and deployment of oared warships – biremes, triremes, galleys, galleasses and the like – from Ancient Greece and Rome and the Byzantine Empire, up to the Battle of Lepanto in 1571. More details on the event page.…Details
Our talk for January 15th is all about diving. Stewie Andrews has been fortunate to dive deep wrecks off Donegal, the South coast, the Irish Sea, the North Channel, Greece and Norway. His talk covers the exploration of many of Ireland’s finest deep wrecks and matters relating to doing this type of diving, with a little…Details
Ten Years Before the Wind Ten years ago Barry Kenny retired and came back to sailing when he was gifted a Leisure 17. She was a DMYC boat and so he joined the club. Since then he has cruised Lady B his own Sadler 32 around these waters, including a circumnavigation of Ireland, changed her…Details