This 76ft replica model of the RMS Titanic which was built in Addergoole Co. Mayo was launched on Lough Conn near Crossmolina (behind Pontoon Bridge Hotel). It was lit up in the night sky while the Mayo Titanic Ball took place on Friday 13th April, 2012 as part of the Mayo Titanic Cultural Week 8th – 15th April 2012
The Addergoole Titanic Society is dedicated to preserving and celebrating the wonderful memory of fourteen young emigrants from the parish of Addergoole who left Ireland for a better life in America, in 1912, on the ill-fated Titanic. Only three of our fourteen friends and neighbors survived the sinking.
On Thursday 11th April 1912, one hundred and thirteen steerage passengers (third Class) boarded Titanic at Queenstown (Cobh) in Cork. Fourteen of these passengers were from Addergoole Parish (Lahardane). Eleven of these fourteen died when RMS Titanic sank on her maiden voyage, east of Newfoundland, having struck an iceberg.
The Mayo passengers are known locally as the Addergoole Fourteen.
The 3 who survived were; Annie Kate Kelly, Delia McDermott, Annie McGowan.
The 11 who perished were; Catherine Bourke, John Bourke, Mary Bourke, Mary Canavan, Pat Canavan, Bridget Donohue, Nora Fleming, James Flynn, Catherine McGowan, Delia Mahon, Mary Mangan.
The loss of these 11 young emigrants represents the largest proportionate loss of life from any single locality on RMS Titanic.
How tragic story of this Titanic… Always touches my heart… and now when I see these photographs hit me once again. Thank you, Love, nia
Thanks, it is a nice way to remember all those for unfortunately lost their lives on that journey.
That’s quite a story – were they traveling to the same place in America? I know chain-emigration was (and still is) a real thing. It’s heart-rending to think, not only of the people they left, but of those who may have been waiting for them on the other side. Good that we’re remembering this tragedy and giving tribute to the people involved.
This ship is just a replica of the RMS Titanic but on a smaller scale. I know they have set a ship off travelling the same route as the original with the same numbers of passengers but it is not a replica. Glad you enjoyed my shots…
Lovely photos Aisling – well done
Such a sad tale, nice pictures especially the black and white ones. Thanks for visiting my blog.
Thank you for your kind words, and thanks for visiting my blog also. I hope you will continue to enjoy my shots!
I am originally from Stoke-on-Trent, the birthplace of the Titanic’s captain, Edward Smith. It has been fascinating watching all the documentaries about the tragic events 100 years ago.