LUSITANIA 100 CORK

06 May 2015

Elga Ryan

LUSITANIA 100 CORK

May 2015 marks the centenary of the sinking of the RMS Lusitania by a German U-Boat off the coast of Cork, Ireland, during the First World War. The Lusitania was en route to Liverpool from New York and 1,201 people lost their lives in the tragedy. Four coastal communities in Co. Cork-Kinsale, the Old Head, Cobh and Courtmacsherry, in association with Cork County Council, will pay tribute to all those who lost their lives in 1915 and remember the gallant efforts of their ancestors who responded with great courage and compassion to rescue survivors, comfort the bereaved, and recover the dead, in ordinary fishing boats and lifeboats. The communities witnessed first-hand the trauma and heartbreak of the disaster.

SCHEDULE OF COMMEMORATIVE EVENTS 

COBH EVENTS:

  • Centenary Day Thursday May 7th, 2015
  • Sunday May 10th, 2015
  • Friday May 8th 2015

 

COURTMACSHERRY EVENTS:

  • Friday May 1st, 2015
  • Saturday May 2nd, 2015
  • Sunday 3rd May
  • Sunday May 3rd, 2015
  • Monday May 4th, 2015
  • Wednesday May 6th, 2015
  • Centenary Day Thursday May 7th, 2015

 

KINSALE EVENTS:

  • Centenary Day Thursday May 7th, 2015
  • Friday May 8th, 2015
  • Friday May 8th 2015
  •  Saturday May 9th, 2015
  • Sunday 24th May

 

OLD HEAD OF KINSALE EVENTS:

  • Wednesday 6th May
  • Centenary Day Thursday May 7th, 2015

 

MONKSTOWN EVENTS

  • Sunday 10th May

Visiting Cobh is a must, this week. Lusitania sinking 100 years ago.

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