Winter Talk – Golden Globe

On March 15th, Gregor McGuckin will be talking to us about his entry in the Golden Globe race. He’ll be embarking on this race in June of this year, and the journey will take about 9 months, and cover over 55,000 km as he sails around the world. Gregor is the only Irish entrant in…

Winter Talk – Sails

On February 22nd, Harry Sterling of Sterling Sails will give a presentation discussing sail construction from a sail maker’s perspective. The talk covers sail shape and dynamics, the slot effect, sail balance, and general sail trim. The talk will review how the full suit of sails are constructed, and how they should work and perform…

Winter Talk – The Hookers of Connemara

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…

What’s On – Week of March 23rd

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…