Sunday 18 March 2018

Sailor funeral tribute

TRIBUTES have been paid to a retired English teacher who died in a boating accident off west Cork.

Douglas Perrin (66) was buried in Schull yesterday following a funeral service at the Holy Trinity Church.

Mr Perrin, who is survived by his wife, Judith, died when the 7m (21ft) Drascombe Lugger in which he was sailing with two friends around Long Island became swamped and capsized last Wednesday.

His two friends, Marian Brown (67) and Patrick Anwill (75), managed to swim 200m to Castle Island and climb a cliff to safety where they were rescued 12 hours later.

Submarine inventor

CLARE is to mark the centenary of the death of submarine inventor, John P Holland, with a special commemorative event.

Liscannor will host the Holland heritage celebration on Sunday, August 31, as part of local culture week.

Holland was born in Liscannor in 1841 and went on to teach in Cork and then the US.

His first plans for a submarine were drawn up in 1881 and, in 1900, the US Navy bought his most advanced craft for $150,000.

Beloved toys

LIMERICK'S Elemental Arts Festival will feature a unique exhibition of some of Ireland's best loved but most worn toys.

The third annual arts festival runs from September 11-14 in the city.

Irish Independent

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