Harry Clarke Stained Glass Window

Harry Clarke is commonly regarded as one of Ireland’s greatest stained glass artist. His name is synonymous with quality craftsmanship, imagination and a genius for selecting and using deep rich colours. Continue reading

Michael, Can you build me a Cottage?

In September 2011 during an Addergoole Titanic Society meeting, David Donoghue, nephew of RMS Titanic victim Bridget Donohue, suggested that the Mayo Titanic Cultural Week, scheduled for 8 – 15 April,  needed a model of an Irish Cottage so that people could gain some perspective of how people lived in 1912 Ireland. David turned to Michael Coleman of Whitethorn Studios, and said; “Michael, Can you build me a cottage? Michael obliged. The following are his own words. Continue reading

Lahardane: Commemorative Stained Glass Windows

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



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 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

1912 Emigration was an Investment

Titanic Third Class ticket

“The Titanic when she was built was meant to make history. It never occurred to anyone – not even to her builders or her owners that she was destined to make history so suddenly and so certainly”

Belfast Evening Telegraph, 16 April 1912

On the evening of the 15 April 1912 the Belfast Evening Telegraph broke the news of the tragic sinking of the RMS Titanic. The loss of eleven parishioners from Addergoole, though not straight away known, was not just a human tragedy but it also brought to the fore fears that would be reminiscent of times past. The loss of eleven members of the group called the Addergoole Fourteen plunged many families  into economic uncertainty. Continue reading