As part of a suite of centenary commemorations being held in the run up to the October 10 anniversary, An Cathaoirleach of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown, Cllr Ossian Smyth, was on hand to officially open the exhibition with National Maritime Museum of Ireland President Richard McCormick. The Museum and the town of Dún Laoghaire will be the centre for these commemorations.
Speaking at the event An Cathaoirleach of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown, Cllr Ossian Smyth said;
I am delighted to be here to launch this absorbing exhibition in the National Maritime Museum. The sinking of RMS Leinster was a tragic event with significant loss of life of people from the wider Dún Laoghaire area. This exhibition and the centenary commemorations this year will bring the story of the loss of RMS Leinster to a new generation of local people
Richard McCormick President of the National Maritime Museum of Ireland added; "The display of original ship’s artefacts, personal memorabilia and stories will preserve the memory of those involved in Dún Laoghaire and Holyhead’s worst ever maritime disaster a century ago when seven out of ten of those onboard RMS Leinster perished.”
A full list of commemorative events will be issued in August.
For information on the National Maritime Museum’s exhibitions and events see here.
Contact: Richard Mc Cormick, President (087 755 6325 and firstname.lastname@example.org)