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A new €15 limited edition silver proof collector coin honouring John Philip Holland, the Irish born inventor of the modern submarine, was launched on Monday in Oranmore by the Central Bank of Ireland.
The Central Bank of Ireland will launch today (1 September 2014) a €15 limited edition Silver Proof collector coin to commemorate John Philip Holland [1841 - 1914], the Irish born inventor of the modern submarine.
“With her brown barked sail, andher hull black tar,Her forest of oak ribs and thelarchwood planks,The cavern smelling hold bulkedwith costly gear,”
When the smoke cleared at the Sabine Pass on September 8 1863, a narrow channel on the border between Texas and Louisiana, two Union ships, the USS Clifton and the USS Sachem, had their steam engines blown out. They had beached on the shallows, and had signalled their surrender. The remaining invasion fleet, and its 5,000 troops, had made a hasty retreat, giving an incredible victory to the 43 Irishmen at Fort Griffin.
Deep-sea exploration and salvage experts Odyssey Marine Exploration has set a new world record after recovering silver bullion worth up to €26 million from the wreck of the SS Gairsoppa, a 412-foot steel-hulled British cargo ship that was torpedoed by a German U-boat during World War II and sunk off the Galway coast in February 1941.
Good news for those who were looking forward to An Tóstal Salthill as the event has been rescheduled to take place this coming Sunday, May 26, with many fun activities planned for its 60th anniversary celebrations.
Costello Lodge, located in Casla, Connemara, or The Lodge as it is affectionately known, forms part of DNG Maxwell Heaslip & Leonard’s first summer auction of the year and is expected to attract huge interest due to both its keen price and its interesting and varied history. Among this impressive and vast property’s previous owners is the infamous Joseph Bruce Ismay, chairman of the White Star Line, the company that owned RMS Titanic.
An Emigrant’s Farewell performed by Atlantic Rhythm is coming to Nevin’s, Newfield on Saturday February 9.
The first winter of the war was unusually cold. Commander Bill King’s submarine Snapper served in the North Sea from April 1939 for 12 months. During that time it had numerous contact with enemy ships, mainly in the Skagerrat Strait, between the southeast coast of Norway and the southwest coast of Sweden.
One of the most extraordinary meetings in the aftermath of any war took place in May 2004 in Oranmore Castle, the home of the late Commander Bill King RN, and his family.