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Our Maritime Heritage: Irish Schooners, Fermanagh Cots and Belfast Colliers

Our Maritime Heritage: Irish Schooners, Fermanagh Cots and Belfast Colliers

The second in a series of maritime heritage-themed conferences, jointly organised by National Museums Northern Ireland, National Historic Ships UK, Gerry Brennan (Silvery Light Sailing), and Robin Masefield, highlighting Ulster’s Unique Maritime Heritage.

Conference Venue:
Kennedy Room, Cultra Manor,
Ulster Folk & Transport Museum


Welcome from Kathryn Thomson, Chief Executive, National Museums NI
Tom Cunliffe, TV Celebrity (video)
An introduction to the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum’s Maritime Collection - William Blair, Director of Collections, National Museums NI
Kelly’s Colliers - Kelly Wilson
The Merchant Schooner ‘Result’ - Christopher Kenny
Irish Schooners in WWII – Joe Ryan
Fermanagh Cots and Maritime Heritage – Fred Ternan
Portaferry Schooners – James Elliott - PAST
National Historic Ships UK and Shipshape Register
Conducted Visit to the ‘Result’ Schooner & Artefact Exhibition
Registered conference delegates will also have free admission for two persons to the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum on Thursday 26th or Saturday 28th April 2018.

For further information and to register to attend visit www.nmni.com

Event Properties

Event Date 27-04-2018 9:30 am
Event End Date 27-04-2018 3:30 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Individual Price Free

Special Event

  • Special Lecture

    Special Lecture

    Special lecture sponsored by The Maritime Heritage Trust and Association of British Transport and Engineering Museums to mark the life, work and great contribution of John Robinson and to look at the future of the industrial, maritime and transport heritage sector.

Friends Events

  • Paddle Steamer Kingwear Castle

    Paddle Steamer Kingwear Castle

    Guided Visit to Shipyard with Paddle Steamer  Kingswear Castle on the slipway - provisional date Friday 12th April

    Guided visit led by John Megoran, MHT Trustee and Chair, PS Kingsear Castle Trust to see Paddle Steamer Kingswear Castle on the slipway at the company shipyard on the River Dart.

  • “Sail and Steam” Visit to Maldon, Essex

    “Sail and Steam” Visit to Maldon, Essex

    “Sail and Steam” Visit to Maldon, Essex

    Maldon has one of the largest collections of historic vessels anywhere in the UK including Thames sailing barges, steam tugs and is centre of wooden boat building and repair

  • Chatham Historic Dockyard

    Chatham Historic Dockyard

    Tour of the reserve collection at Chatham Historic Dockyard - Friday 14th June

    This guided visit will include a tour of the reserve ship models collection and of the large exhibits collections in the covered slips, featuring boats, marine engineering and other transport items.