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Sinking of the Lusitania Marked by Kinsale Ceremony

8th May 2018
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A memorial perforated picture installation was unveiled on the headland by Fred Graepel, whose company donated the installation. Scroll down for more photos A memorial perforated picture installation was unveiled on the headland by Fred Graepel, whose company donated the installation. Scroll down for more photos Photo: Bob Bateman

A ceremony took place at the Old Head of Kinsale in Cork at the weekend to commemorate the sinking of the Lusitania and its 1,191 victims 103 years ago.

The ocean liner was torpedoed at 2.10pm on 7 May 1915 during WWI, 18km off the Old Head.

A memorial perforated picture installation was unveiled on the headland by Fred Graepel, whose company donated the installation.

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Local historian Paddy O'Sullivan gave a talk on the Lusitania, while a lament was also played.

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The installation is located adjacent to a restored lookout tower and a Lusitania memorial on the headland.

Chairman of the Lusitania Museum, JJ Hayes, described seeing steamships passing by the headland and the cliffs when he was a boy.

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