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In the early afternoon of Monday September 4 1939, Galway’s harbour master, Captain Tom Tierney, was amazed to be contacted by radio from a Norwegian freighter Knute Nelson. It was steaming south towards Galway with 430 survivors from the passenger liner SS Athenia, which had been torpedoed 250 miles north-west of Inishtrahull Island, off the Donegal coast. Many of the survivors needed medical attention. Was Galway in a position to offer aid and safety?
MSC has announced plans to launch 10 new cruise ships in the next 10 years, featuring extraordinary new-era design with innovative technology and spectacular entertainment options.
You want to have a holiday but you have no one to go with. Going on holidays on your own can be scary, especially for older men and women who perhaps always had a spouse to travel with. To celebrate my 66th birthday I wanted to treat myself to a long wished-for dream; a Mediterranean cruise. But my husband could not get away on the dates I wanted. So I opted to go on my own. And it was one of the best holidays I ever had.
Vision Built will represent the Local Enterprise Office Galway at 2015 National Enterprise Awards ceremony at Dublin’s Royal Hospital Kilmainham on Thursday, June 11.
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.
The British ocean liner RMS Lusitania, famous for its luxurious accommodations and speed capability, primarily ferried people and goods across the Atlantic Ocean between the United States and Great Britain. On May 1, 1915, the Lusitania left port in New York for Liverpool to make her 202nd trip across the Atlantic. On board were 1,959 people, 159 of whom were Americans.
A start-of-season club BBQ for Buccaneers Rugby Club takes place at The Bounty this Saturday September 6. This is an ideal opportunity for all members and their spouses, partners, and families to renew acquaintance or make new friends pre-season.
At 11.15am on September 3 1939, Neville Chamberlain went on radio to announce that Britain had declared war on Germany. Hitler was still hopeful of a diplomatic resolution and to this end, he issued strict orders for U-boats to follow the Prize Regulations under which attacks on passenger liners were prohibited. Unfortunately, the first ship that was sunk by a U-boat was the SS Athenia, which was carrying 1,418 passengers and crew. She was about 200 miles off the west coast of Ireland at the time.
A new €15 limited edition silver proof collector coin honouring John Philip Holland, the Irish born inventor of the modern submarine, was launched on Monday in Oranmore by the Central Bank of Ireland.
The Central Bank of Ireland will launch today (1 September 2014) a €15 limited edition Silver Proof collector coin to commemorate John Philip Holland [1841 - 1914], the Irish born inventor of the modern submarine.