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This site is dedicated to the Coastguards who lived and worked around the Irish coastline between the 18th and early 20th centuries. It includes a collection of CG station photos as well as facts and figures about the people , births, deaths, census information, etc. I have also included some fascinating accounts of bravery during rescues from shipwrecks as well as interesting Extracts of shipwrecks and rescues, etc. If you have any queries or input, please let me know.

Tony Daly.
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The Coastguard Cutter Vol3 No10
October 2005:
In late Victorian times many people thought that Coastguard duty was an easy chore for sailors based on land. Although the reduction of taxes on spirits and tobacco in the 1850's had reduced smuggling to a large degree, the Coastguards still had onerous duties around the coasts. Many in the service had very active careers behind them before taking up Coastguard posts.
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Coastguard Cutter

The Coastguard Cutter 2.27

-> Tony on October 28 2018
Oct - Dec 2018. Issue 27

R82, John Scott, Coastguard 1869.

On Monday an inquest was held at Dungannon on view of the body of John Scott, Chief Boatman of Dunmore station, who was found drowned on the previous Saturday on the strand at Duncannon.....
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Coastguard Cutter

The Coastguard Cutter 2.26

-> Tony on June 25 2018
July - Sept 2018. Issue 26

FIRE at CHEMICAL WORKS ARKLOW., Co.Wicklow.

The Kynoch ammunition factory sited on the beach in Ireland at Arklow between 1895 and 1918, and adjacent to the Coastguard Station, had an number of fires and accidents....
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The Coastguard Cutter 2.25

-> Tony on March 31 2018
The Coastguard Cutter 2.25
Apr/May/June 2018. Issue 25

E33. THE LAST ROCKET RESCUE AT BRAY.

A Coast Life-saving service was established in Greystones in the nineteenth century under the British Government, and when Independence for the Twenty-six Counties was won in 1922, this Service was taken over and continued by the Department of Industry and Commerce in the newly established Irish Free State.
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The Coastguard Cutter 2.24

-> Tony on January 01 2018
The Coastguard Cutter 2.24
Jan/Mar 2018. Issue 24

R3. The Rocket Apparatus. 2013.
A Life Saving Device. The early use of the rocket apparatus involved the use of George Manby’s design for firing a 6lb. Mortar with a line attached across a stricken ship just offshore.
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The Coastguard Cutter 2.23

-> Tony on November 12 2017
The Coastguard Cutter 2.23
Nov/Dec 2017. Issue 23

E158. Suicide of a Coastguard. Midleton, Sunday.
Last evening a Coastguard officer named Thomas Wuztzell, marrief, 46, was found dead in his bedroom at Ballycrovane Station near Midleton, with a revolver by his side....
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