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Centenary Lecture: The Sinking of the Leinster

16th September 2018
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The 'mail-boat' of the City of Dublin Steam Packet RMS Leinster. The 'mail-boat' of the City of Dublin Steam Packet RMS Leinster. Photo: Dun Laoghaire Harbour Co -facebook

#Lecture - In this centenary year of the great disaster that struck RMS Leinster, the Dun Laoghaire Borough Historical Society is hosting next week an illustrated lecture titled "The Sinking of the Leinster".

Presenter Cormac Lowth will outline the disaster which occurred in the Irish Sea when the mail-boat RMS Leinster having departed Kingstown (Dun Laoghaire) Harbour bound for Holyhead, was torpedoed off the Kish Bank by a German submarine during WW1 on October 10th 1918. The incident on board the City of Dublin Steam Packet vessel led to a horrendous loss of life.

The evening lecture is on Wednesday, September 19th at 8.00. The venue is the Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, where there will be an admission fee of €3.

At the hotel off Marine Road, free car parking in the grounds of the venue is available to those attending the lecture. Check in your ticket at the reception desk.

For further information on other events this month and in October, organised by the The Mail Boat Leinster Centenery Committee visit their website by clicking here.

Jehan Ashmore

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Jehan Ashmore is a marine correspondent, researcher and photographer, specialising in Irish ports, shipping and the ferry sector serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe. Jehan also occasionally writes a column, 'Maritime' Dalkey for the (Dalkey Community Council Newsletter) in addition to contributing to UK marine periodicals. 

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