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Dingle Maritime Weekend

A series of talks at Dingle Aquarium – Oct 28th and 29th 2017 Saturday October 28th 2.00pm ‘The coast of Kerry in the 16th and 17th Centuries: trade ships, piracy and plunder’. Dr Connie Kelleher of State Underwater Archaeology Unit 3.30pm an illustrated talk on the ‘Irish Antarctic Exhibition’ by Paddy Barry, followed by the book launch of his newly published autobiography ‘So far, so good – An adventurous life.’ Sunday...

The Dingle Sturgeon Story

The crowds gathered to see this unusual species. The fish was being kept alive on the deck of the boat, under wet sacks, until a photographer from The Kerryman came along to preserve the moment. The sturgeon was a so-called ‘royal fish’, which meant that any sturgeon caught in Irish waters had to be given to the King or Queen. That was back in the 1400s when that edict was issued. In 1966, this was interpreted as meaning that the sturgeon should be given to...