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The sinking of the Lusitania on May 7 1915, off the Cork coast, by a German submarine electrified Ireland, Britain and America. In Ireland, the fact that German submarines were lurking so close to the Irish shore, added fuel to the propaganda that Germany was planning to invade the country. It spurred recruitment into the armed forces. In Britain, the shameful practice of using passenger liners to carry munitions across the Atlantic without telling the passengers they were in effect travelling on a British war ship, was to come to an end.
Loaction: 17 Parnell Square, Athlone, Co Westmeath
Location: Parnell Square, Athlone
More than 1,000 people took part in a three mile march last Sunday to highlight the Government’s failure to provide necessary services through the medium of Irish in the Gaeltacht.
A limited edition run of commemorative silver coins in honour of Athlone tenor John Count McCormack is almost sold out.
The Central Bank is to launch a special €10 coin later this month commemorating Athlone’s John Count McCormack.
An addict who re-started her thieving career just days after being released from jail was sent back for eight months this week (November 20) after a judge ran out of patience with her.