Historic diving in Ireland
THURSDAY, MARCH 18, 2021 AT 3:30 PM
This webinar is being run in partnership with the Historical Diving Society.
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About the event:
The research from the volumes of Shipwrecks of the Irish Coast that Edward Bourke prepared some years ago yielded many accounts of early diving in Ireland from the 1588 Armada to Victorian times. Several of the early pioneers of helmet diving worked in Irish waters mainly seeking sunken treasure from wrecks. The talk will explore these pioneers, their work and degree of success.