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Old RNLI Boathouse

This lifeboat house was built in 1886 at a cost of £603 and remained in service until the disaster of the Helen Blake lifeboat in 1914. The Helen Blake Lifeboat disaster occurred on 20 February 1914. That afternoon the Norwegian schooner Mexico ran aground on the Keeragh Islands. The Fethard Lifeboat launched to rescue the…


Knights Templar at Templetown

The Knights Templar first utilised this spot by building a wooden tower here. The current stone tower that can be seen was built after the Templar lands were given to their rivals the Knights Hospitaller. The more modern church building is the old Church of Ireland church that was used up until the newer St…