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The 'Asgard' 116 years of her history.
Presented by Pat Murphy CAI
My ASGARD talk covers her 116 years from building to her conservation in the National Museum, of Ireland in Collin’s Barracks today. She, of course, is best known for landing the first load of arms and ammunition for the Irish Volunteers in 1914.
Throughout her life she has gone through various changes including private ownership, Irish Sail Training, next to abandonment and the professional conservation of her hull by professional shipwrights from Arklow under the leadership of John Kearon with Oliver Ward, Brendan Tracey, Paul Campbell and Patrick Kirwin.
For reasons I will explain, during my talk, the above conservation work on the hull had to cease in 2011, it was then that I got involved with 6 other volunteers Walter (Wally) McGuirk our leader, his son Rory, Mike Alexander, Neville Maguire, Paddy Barry and George Elliott. We embarked on completing the conservation and as a result all the above deck work, i.e. rigging etc., is a result of these volunteers.
Hopefully you will enjoy my presentation which contains some very unique slides and historical information.
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