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Belfast is rich in history and well worth the visit. You can marvel at the location where the world-famous titanic was built or trek the coast and walk in the shoes of Jon Snow. As the capital city of Northern Ireland, located within the United Kingdom, you can easily tag this onto a trip to Scotland, England, and Wales. From the mainland UK, you can hop on a ferry or catch a short flight. Whether you’re passing by or staying the long haul, below are our top picks of things to do.
On Saturday October 6 1860 approximately one hundred miles out from Boston, the PS Connaught, one of the biggest and most spectacular transatlantic ships of its day, hit a storm, and sprung a leak. As water poured into the engine room, an auxiliary coal-fired engine was started which sparked a fire which rapidly spread out of control. Flames and smoke forced the 591 passengers and crew on to the top deck.
In 1912, the county of Mayo had been through seven challenging decades of continuous population decline. The reasons for such a plummet in numbers were multiple. High infant mortality, disease brought on by poor diet, a demanding lifestyle, and high emigration tested the people of Mayo’s strength to the limit.
Instead of dressing up as spooky ghosts, bloodthirsty vampires and wicked witches for Halloween, members of Ballinrobe Musical Society will be performing a one off concert to raise much needed funds for one of their own.
An Emigrant’s Farewell performed by Atlantic Rhythm is coming to Nevin’s, Newfield on Saturday February 9.
A ‘Titanorak’ is a person obsessed with the RMS Titanic, who knows all there is to know about the ship, but is still determined to find out more. Now the search is on for Galway’s most passionate Titanic enthusiast.
A new Irish music, song and drama show about the Titanic was a massive hit, when it was staged during the Crossmolina Festival at Enniscoe House. It was standing room only at the sold out Heritage show by the newly formed Conners performance group for their production of the Titanic themed The Emigrants’ Farewell.
Galway does not have the same connection to the RMS Titanic as does Belfast or Cork, but there were nine Galwegians aboard the doomed liner, and they are being commemorated throughout August.
There was praise from all political quarters this week for the work carried out by all those involved in the recent Titanic commemorations in Lahardane. Fianna Fáil councillor Blackie Gavin told the meeting: “The memorial park is a fantastic achievement by all involved and is something that everybody will have to see.”