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

PRESS RELEASE –

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

The last Invasion of Ireland

The French are in our Fairgreen -1798

Bliain na bhFrancach

Part 1

France was declared a republic in 1792 and Connaught was declared one in 1798. The United Ireland movement of the 1790’s was a non-sectarian movement and it was the diplomatic activity of Wolfe Tone that culminated in the French expeditions to Ireland. 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