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Cobh Readers and Writers Festival Picks

Reading Cobh This weekend sees the Cobh Readers and Writers Festival takes place, so we’ve picked out some the events you might want to take look at. Along with walks and readings the organisers also say “there will be secondhand, antiquarian and new book dealers from across Britain and Ireland filling every available space for the weekend”. This, along with lots of music and the possibility of good weather, make Cobh look like a nice spot to go to this weekend. From the obvious Titanic link to talks on brewing and […]

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Haulbowline Revisited – Tom Hamilton

Tom Hamilton was born in New Ross, Co Wexford. He joined the Naval Service in April 1963 and was to return to Wexford two months later for Naval Honour Guard for President John Fitzgerald Kennedy. Trained as a chef, Tom spent many years both ashore and at sea. He was promoted to the rank of Chief Petty Office in catering in the 80s and remained as assistant catering officer until 2007. He went on to work in the Naval Dockyard until his retirement in January 2013, having spent nearly 50 […]

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