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The RMS Titanic departs Southampton on 10 April 1912
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#Titanic - This past Friday 1 September marked 32 years since the discovery of the wreck of the ill-fated Titanic. Irish deep-sea diving expert Rory Golden was among the first to set eyes on its remains in person during an…
The rare lighthouse optic will shine over Belfast's waterfront as ‘The Great Light’ thanks to £332k in UK Lottery heritage funding
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#MewIslandOptic - The Titanic Foundation has secured funding to restore the famous Mew Island Optic for installation at Belfast’s Titanic Quarter. Plans have been in motion of more than a year to display the rare lighthouse lens on the city’s…
The RMS Titanic departs Southampton on 10 April 1912
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#Titanic - For decades it was believed that the ill-fated Titanic was sunk by an iceberg on its maiden transatlantic voyage. Indeed, the dramatic collision and its aftermath has long been etched on the Irish consciousness, and was the centrepiece…
S.S. Nomadic the purpose built tender that served RMS Titanic, forms part of Titanic Belfast which has attracted more than 3 million visitors
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#TitanicBrexit - Belfast’s Titanic Quarter, which is home to Northern Ireland’s and Europe's most popular tourist attraction, has reported losses for last year of £333,111 (€383,329), newly filed accounts show. Titanic Island Limited, which controls the group of companies working…
Top Travel Industry Award For Titanic Belfast
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#TitanicBelfast - Titanic Belfast is Europe's leading tourist attraction, after scooping a top gong at a major industry awards ceremony. Paying tribute to the ill-fated ocean liner RMS Titanic and its history in the city, the Belfast Lough visitor centre…
Profits Fall As Revenue Rises At Titanic Belfast
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#TitanicBelfast - Pre-tax profits at Titanic Belfast have dropped by more than 32% in the last 12 months despite a rise in the centre's revenue, as The Irish Times reports. A 7% growth in revenues at the popular Belfast Lough tourist…
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#Britannic - A new book promises to answer what really happened to a sister ship of the Titanic that met a similar fate, as the Belfast Telegraph reports. Mystery of the Last Olympian tells the story of the Britannic, which…
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#Titanic - A Greek collector has paid £15,000 (€21,000) for a pilot cracker found in a lifeboat kit from the Titanic, as BBC News reports. Aptly described as "the world's most valuable biscuit" by auctioneer Andrew Aldridge, the Spillers and…
Titanic Drawing Offices To Be Restored As Luxury Hotel
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#Titanic - The drawing offices where the Titanic was designed could soon become a four-star hotel for Belfast's historic quarter. According to The Irish Times, the British Heritage Lottery Fund has provided a grant of almost £5 million (€6.6m) to…
Photo Collection Documents Launch Of The Titanic
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#Titanic - The year won't be complete without sharing this wonderful collection of images from the launch of the RMS Titanic at Belfast Lough in 1911, courtesy of the Belfast Telegraph. The stunning photographs were taken by John W Kempster,…
H&W Headquarters and Drawing Offices to be Restored
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#TitanicDrawingOffice- Northern Ireland's Alliance East Belfast MLA Judith Cochrane has welcomed the £5m grant from the UK's Heritage Lottery Fund programme that will restore the Harland & Wolff headquarters building and drawing offices in the Titanic Quarter. Build.ie reports that…
Belfast Woman Remembers Titanic On 106th Birthday
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#Titanic - Mary Millar was four years old in 1912 when she watched the Titanic sail out of Belfast Lough on its fateful voyage - and she's still with us more than a century later, recently celebrating her 106th birthday…
Restoration of Titanic’s Tender SS Nomadic Completed
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#TitanicTender – S.S. Nomadic as previously reported on Afloat.ie, is a veteran of two world wars and has a direct link to the luxurious RMS Titanic past, and Charlie Chaplin and Elizabeth Taylor who have been on board the passenger…
Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival
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#MaritimeFestival –The Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival will be held this Bank holiday weekend (25-27 May) and will be a family fun event centred around the harbour at Abercorn Basin and Titanic Belfast Plaza. The three-day event organised by Belfast City…
Titanic Belfast Is 'Euro Tourism Success Story'
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#Titanic - Titanic Belfast is second only to the Guinness Storehouse in terms of visitor numbers in its first year, as The Irish Times reports. NI Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness, who joined First Minister Peter Robinson at an event…
'Titanic II' Plans Unveiled By Mining Millionaire
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#Titanic - An Australian mining millionaire has unveiled his plans to resurrect the Titanic for the 21st century, as The Irish Times reports. Clive Palmer wants to build a new version of the ill-fated cruise liner - to be dubbed…

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