LECTURE ON THE LADY MARINER
ARKLOW Library will host a lecture on ‘Kate Tyrell, The Lady Mariner’ by local man John Mahon on Thursday, August 27.
John is Kate Tyrell’s grandson and has published a book on his daring grandmothers’ adventures.
This is the story of the extraordinary woman who sailed the Denbigshire Lass.
The maritime world of the 1880s offered vast wealth to some, but to others only unspeakable hardship. Above all, it was a man’s world.
But Kate Tyrell rebelled against the strictures of her day. Raised in an Arklow shipping family, she became the owner of the Denbigshire Lass, the first schooner to fly the Irish tricolour in the 1920s.
Often navigating the ship herself, this extraordinary woman took over control of male-dominated shipping world and scandalised society by insisting on keeping her own name in marriage.
Kate Tyrell Lady Mariner’ is the gripping story of a ship and the charismatic woman who controlled her in defiance of the customs of her time.
The lecture will be held in Arklow Library on Thursday, August 27 at 7 p.m. No booking necessary, and all are welcome.
Cassie McCann (left) with Eimear Conyard