RMS Titanic: Mayo Newspaper Coverage

                Finn’s Paradise

 ‘Liverpool, 4.30 p.m. Tuesday. Referring to your telegram re Titanic, deeply regret to say that latest word received is steamer foundered; about 675 souls, mostly women and children, saved’

                                        Connaught Telegraph, 20 April 1912

The coverage offered by county Mayo based newspapers was lacklustre and sporadic. The Connaught Telegraph published the most information relating to the sinking of the RMS Titanic and the Mayo connection. Continue reading

Titanic Disaster – National and Local News Coverage

The House of Commons Westminster

‘“I am afraid”, he said, “we must brace ourselves to confront one of those terrible events the order of providence which baffle the most careful foresight, which appeal the imagination, and make us realise the inadequacy of words to do justice to what we feel”’

Irish Independent, 17 April 1912 Continue reading

World and Local Sympathy: RMS Titanic 1912

Waiting to see who survived

“We deplore the loss of so many of our boys and girls, and we sincerely trust that the days is at hand when they will find employment at home under a Home Rule Government, and not be compelled to risk the danger which confronts them by seeking employment in foreign lands”

Western People, 27 April 1912

The disastrous sinking of the RMS Titanic was a world event. The community in the Titanic Village of Lahardane, of the parish of Addergoole, and relatives of the Addergoole Fourteen faced an endless wait to receive a final confirmation of those who had survived and those who had perished. Continue reading