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