Rathdrum Historical Society is hosting a talk on Captain Robert Charles Halpin on 8 May 2023 at 8:00 p.m. in the Ann Devlin Annex of the RDA Hall in Rathdrum. The talk will be given by Jim Rees a well-known historian.
Robert Halpin was born at the Bridge Tavern in Wicklow Town in 1836 and died at Tinakilly House in Rathnew in 1894. He went to sea aged 11 and became a Master Mariner at 22. In his career, he captained the SS Great Eastern and also laid marine telegraph cables linking four continents.
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