It was on the 26th July 1914 that Erskine, Molly and crew landed guns and ammunition on the East Pier in Howth. A plaque on the wall commemorates the event. The second boat involved in the gun running was Conor O'Briens Kelpie. She was later relieved of her precious cargo to Sir Thomas Myles' Chotah. The Chotah subsequently transferred the guns to the Howth fishing boat the Nugget which was owned by Peter McLoughlin and crewed by Peter's brothers James, Nicholas and William and Michael and Edward Moore. The Nugget landed the guns at Kilcoole in Co. Wicklow.
Asgard is currently undergoing conservation and will hopefully be available for viewing to the public later this year. John Kearon and fellow shipwrights from Arklow were given the task of restoring Asgard back to her original design as drawn by the famous Marine Architect Colin Archer in Norway.
The Howth members responsible for organising the handover of the wheel were Neville Maguire, Sean Flood, Walter McGuirk and Pat Murphy.
For your diary; Tim Magennis has agreed to give his excellent talk on "Erskine Childers and the Asgard" at Howth Yacht Club on Wednesday 30th March at 8pm.