Mary Stoddart Heritage Talk

mary_stoddartThis year’s National Heritage Week event in the village takes place on Thursday the 27th of August. Local historian and author Noel Sharkey will continue his series of annual on-site talks with a presentation at the Sundial on the the sinking of the “Mary Stoddart” just off Blackrock in April 1858.  The evening will culminate with the unveiling of two plaques – one at the site of the house where James Crosbey died after being brought ashore, and a second marking the location of the first Blackrock Lifeboat station which was inaugurated as a response to the disaster.  The talk will take place at the Sundial at 7 pm, and admission is free….