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Dingle Maritime Weekend

A series of talks at Dingle Aquarium – November 3rd and 4th 2018. Saturday November 3rd – 2.00pm ‘Bád an nGort nDubh 1818’ – A shipwreck, a mass drowning and a tragedy that left a dark cloud over two West Kerry communities. by Daithí De Mórdha 3.30pm An illustrated talk on ‘The Pirate Trails of Ireland’ – Bloodthirsty buccaneers, swashbuckling sea-bandits and piratical freedom fighters. Tales of buried treasure, mutinies,...

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...