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

Part 2. Saved or Perished? RMS Titanic, Mayo relatives anxious wait

This is article Two of Two, entitled “Saved or Perished? RMS Titanic, Irish relatives anxious wait”. Please see article One for background and context.

“We used get the paper and I used to read the paper for me grandfather. He’d hear all the news then. He’d sit down and I’d read the paper. Lord, it was terrible!” Continue reading