Wednesday, 28 March 2012

The Irish Aboard Titanic by Senan Molony

Published to mark the centenary of the sinking of Titanic in April 2012, focusing on the 187 Irish aboard.

The most comprehensive gathering of the stories behind the Irish passengers and crew of the doomed ship available anywhere.

The unspeakable tragedy of the Titanic disaster can only be fully appreciated through the tales of the people who were aboard on the night the ship went down. The Irish Aboard Titanic gives those people a voice, focusing on the Irish who were aboard the ‘unsinkable’ liner. In it are stories of agony, luck, self-sacrifice, dramatic escapes and heroes left behind.

Cavan references: Thomas Henry Conlin, Arva (p.48), Kate Connolly, Curtrasna (p.49), Mary McGovern, Bawnboy (p.137), Julia Smyth, Kilcogy (p.201), Bernard Hands, Killeshandra (p.218) and Matthew? Rogers, Virginia? (p.236).

Senan Molony also records the heartache that continued long after that fateful night. In her wake the Titanic cast a long shadow over the families forced to endure the agonising wait to learn the fate of loved ones, over the lives of the survivors who had to start their lives anew and over those who lost relatives and friends. 

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