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Laurence Dunne Archaeology,
3, Lios na Lohart, Ballyvelly,
Tralee, Co. Kerry, Ireland

Jul 29, 2016

Aud Anchor goes on display in Blennerville, Tralee

Aud Anchor goes on display in Blennerville, Tralee

Stephen O'Sullivan, John Moriarty and Laurence Dunne. Photo courtesy Kerry's Eye

The Admiralty pattern streaming anchor from the 1916 gun-running ship the Aud  has been put on display at the Windmill Complex, Blennerville in advance of the centenary of the execution of Roger Casement in Pentonville Prison, London on 3rd August 1916. The display also includes a series of information panels that we produced to document the contemporary history of the Aud including Roger Casement's role and other related information on the Kerry Volunteers. The display further includes a comprehensive account on the Recovery and subsequent Conservation of the two Aud anchors undertaken at our facility in Tralee between 2012 and 2016.  The second stockless anchor is on display in the Cobh Heritage Centre.The entire project was funded by the Tralee Bay Heritage Association supported by NEWKD, Leader Program.