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Irene ashore on South Ronaldsay in 1969
Picture added on 23 October 2014 at 17:56
Brilliant timing Kirkwallian. My 7 year old grandson, who has always had a great interest in all things marine has of very recent developed a keen interest in Lifeboats. The conversation got around to the loss of the Longhope Lifeboat (his mother covered the subject for her Feraday Project at KGS) so I took him to the scene of the Irene grounding but there is so little left of the ship that it was very difficult for our peeedie boy to understand. I will use this photo to try and make things clearer for him.
Added by John Foulis on 25 October 2014
Dear Kirkwallian, we would like to include this photo in a display on stage at our folk club next month, for a performance of a song about the Longhope lifeboat. Our folk club is non-commercial, and aims to support live folk music in our community and help connect people around it. We want to illustrate the song on stage with a sequence of photos, and also to produce a hand-out with information and photos around the lifeboats on Longhope. Would you be able to consider giving us permission to include this photo of the Irene?
Added by Louise on 09 February 2019
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South Ronaldsay

Derelict building near BurwickSt Peter's Kirk, Eastside, South RonaldsaySouth Ronaldsay from Olad viewpointPort side lounge on MV AlfredCar deck on the new MV AlfredUpper desk of MV AlfredSS CollingdocAncient croft fireplaceEarl's Palace and St Magnus Cathedral, colourisedNorth Walls School day out