The Road to the Rising – Historical Society talk.

The Road to the Rising – Historical Society talk.

ASGARD, Kelpie, Chotah and Nugget
1914 gun-runners on the Road to the Rising – and beyond



The talk will outline the part played by Erskine and Molly Childers yacht ASGARD in landing the first major consignment of arms and ammunition for the Irish Volunteers in Howth in July 1914 and a week later the second part of the consignment being landed on the beach at Kilcoole in Co. Wicklow via Conor O’Brien’s yacht Kelpie, Sir Thomas Myles yacht Chotah and the McLoughlin’s  boat Nugget.

These two events are considered by many to have played a major part in preparing the beginning of the ROAD TO THE RISING. The events will be covered with unique pictures, descriptions and transcripts.

In addition Pat will cover the complete history of ASGARD from her launch in 1905 to her conservation today in the National Museum of Ireland in Collin’s Barrack.

8.00pm, Thursday 7th January 2016 THE COMMUNITY CENTRE, MOUNT MERRION

Members:                    No charge (see Season Membership)
Non-Members             €4.00   (Students €2.00)

Season 2015-16 Membership:             €20 per person / €30 per couple

While the Society will endeavour to deliver the published agenda, lectures and speakers may be changed due to circumstances outside its control.


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