Titanic’s Bow Laid in Lahardane

Addergoole Titanic Society
Lahardane
Ballina
Co. Mayo
Tel: 086 777 7978
Fax: 096 51889
Email: info@addergoole-titanic.com
Website: http://www.mayo-titanic.com

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 31/01//2012

                                            Titanic’s Bow laid in Lahardane
Saturday, 28th January 2012, was another memorable day in the history of RMS Titanic’s
association with Ireland’s Titanic Village. A new excuse was coined in Lahardane: “Sorry I’m late. I was travelling behind Titanic”. Continue reading

Lahardane: Commemorative Stained Glass Windows

Addergoole Titanic Society
Lahardane
Ballina
Co. Mayo
Tel: 086 777 7978
Fax: 096 51889
Email: info@addergoole-titanic.com
Website: http://www.mayo-titanic.com

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 06/12//2011

NEW STAINED GLASS WINDOWS FOR LAHARDANE
St Patrick’s Church Lahardane gets two new windows, With the themes ‘Titanic Rescue’ and ‘Emigration’. Recently a dream became a reality with the installation of two specially commissioned stained glass windows in our local church. Continue reading

Titanic Shipping Agents: Lobbying for Help

It is apparent that the two agents who sold the Addergoole Fourteen their tickets for trans-Atlantic passage aboard the RMS Titanic inadvertently became their advocates in lobbying for relief funds from the official fund established by the Lord Mayor of London. The lengths to which both shipping agents, Mr Thomas Durcan and Mrs Walsh of Castlebar, were admirable. The Addergoole Fourteen had booked their tickets with the two shipping agents some time before: 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

Titanic Relief Fund

Lahardane Village 1910 - Leonard Collection

An open letter from the parish priest of Lahardane, the Rev.J.J.Kelly, was printed in the Connaught Telegraph directly a few months after the sinking of the RMS Titanic. It is important as it indicates the dire predicament that families of those who had perished.

‘These poor young people left their native homes full of hope that they would soon be able to relieve the distress of their parents, who have tired in vain to support themselves and their families on small uneconomic holdings – mostly reclaimed bog. The conditions of the parents of those who went down with the Titanic from this district is now better imagined than described’

Connaught Telegraph, 1 June 1912 Continue reading