Dingle Maritime Weekend

Traditional fishing boats, shipwrecks and the fate of the Spanish Armada will be among the subjects discussed at this year's Dingle Maritime Weekend, which will be held on this Saturday and Sunday, November 2 - 3.

The weekend gets underway in Mara Beo at 1pm on Saturday with a talk by Catherine Barrett of BIM on the Clean Oceans Initiative which works with the fishing industry to keep our coasts free of litter and pollution.

At 2pm on Saturday Dan Graham will talk about the Nobby - a type of fishing vessel that was commonly used in Dingle and which he describes as the 'super-trawler of bygone years'.

At 3.15pm Dáithi de Mórdha will wind up the day's events with a talk about storms, wrecks and weather in West Kerry.

Shipwrecks are back on the agenda on Sunday at 12.30pm when Dr Conor Brosnan will outline the political and military background to the Spanish Armada and its ill-fated flight for home during which some of the ships perished off the coast of West Kerry.

All the talks take place at Mara Beo (Dingle Oceanworld) and they are free of charge.

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