Titanic Fireworks

On 13th April, 2012 as part of the Mayo Titanic Cultural Week 8th – 15th April 2012, there was a fireworks show behind Pontoon Bridge Hotel, Pontoon, Co Mayo as which lit up the sky in bright colours as part of the Mayo Titanic Ball.

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Titanic

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.

Mulranny in the evening

Mulranny, Co. Mayo in the evening / at night. The walkway, bridges, seaweed, the moon, and the lights of the village in the night sky.

The Moon

New moon on an early March night in Newport, Co. Mayo.  It was a very calm, clear and beautiful night as you can see the movement in the stars!

Round Tower

Following on from yesterdays post;  from the outside these shots are The Round Tower & grave yard in Turlough, Castlebar, Co. Mayo illuminated with some bright lights at night

Turlough

Celtic Cross and the light at night highlighting the window openings inside the abbey at the round tower in Turlough, Co. Mayo set in the grave yard showing shades of orange, and some black and white photographs as well… It’s quite an eerie place at night!!