Title: The Sinking of the Leinster
Speaker: Cormac F. Lowth
Date & Time: Wednesday September 26, 8pm
Venue: Town Hall Balbriggan
Our next talk "The Sinking of The Leinster - an Illustrated Lecture" is presented by Cormac F. Lowth on Wednesday September 26th in the Town Hall Balbriggan at 8pm. 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of a great disaster which occurred in the Irish Sea. Cormac will be outlining the tragic story of the sailboat 'Leinster' which was torpedoed by a German submarine on October 10th 1918 after leaving Dun Laoghaire, with horrendous loss of life. Over 500 people perished in what still remains the single greatest loss of life on the Irish Sea and it is doubly tragic because it happened only a few weeks before the end of the war.
Cormac F. Lowth is a member of The Maritime Institute of Ireland and he is currently Lectures Officer with the Dun Laoghaire Borough Historical Society. His lectures for us in the Balbriggan and District Historical Society in the past have included 'Shipwrecks around Dublin Bay' and 'The Loss of the Lusitania'. Anyone who attended these talks will know Cormac's huge passion for all things maritime and his extensive knowledge of the subject.
Admission €5, members free