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PATRON SAINT
The history of Saint Patrick and the conversion of Ireland.

 

BRIAN BORU
Was he the last great high king of Ireland?

 

IRISH REBEL
Michael Collins was a leader in the fight for independence.

 

IRISH LEADER
INew York-born Eamon DeValera lead the Republic.

 

NOT JUST DOORS
Dublin's history from the Vikings to the Celts.

 

Splendour abounded on board the magnificent vessel with some of the rooms even having fireplaces that burned coal in the siting room, and gigantic beds in the bedroom. Huge 500 feet promenades demonstrated the sheer scale of the boat.

Captain at the maiden voyage was E.J. Smith who had sailed over two million miles for The White Star Line who had complete confidence in him. The Titanic was to have been his last voyage before retirement.

Some 63 males and 60 females boarded the giant ship at Cobh at the very South of Ireland. The people of Cobh erected a memorial to the Irish victims of the voyage. The memorial was unveiled in 1998 by Liam Birke, T.D., who was the nephew of one of the deceased passengers, Jeremiah Burke. The monument features the Rice family, all six of whom perished, along with 70 other passengers who boarded at the Cork port.

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The ill-fated Titanic
The ill-fated Titanic