Mayo Lusitania victims remembered

A memorial to the Mayo people who perished when the RMS Lusitania was sunk was unveiled yesterday at the Mayo Memorial Peace Park in Castlebar on the 100th anniversary of the tragedy.

Ten crew members from Mayo were among the 1,200 people who lost their lives on May 7 1915 when the British ship was torpedoed by a German U boat during the submarine warfare of World War One.

The Lusitania was hit 11 miles off the coast of Cork and its sinking represents the biggest human tragedy ever off the Irish coast.

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