#OTD in 1915 – The Lusitania is sunk by a German U-boat off the Old Head of Kinsale, Co Cork with the loss of more than 1,100 lives.

The passenger liner Lusitania is torpedoed and sunk ten miles off the Old Head of Kinsale, Co Cork by German U-boat U-20 under the command of Captain Walter Schweiger, resulting in the death of 1,198 of the ship’s passengers and crew. Only 761 people survived what was perceived by Britain as a flagrant breach of […]

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#OTD in 1915 – The Lusitania is sunk by a German U-boat off the Old Head of Kinsale, Co Cork with the loss of more than 1,100 lives.

The passenger liner Lusitania is torpedoed and sunk ten miles off the Old Head of Kinsale, Co Cork by German U-boat U-20 under the command of Captain Walter Schweiger, resulting in the death of 1,198 of the ship’s passengers and crew. Only 761 people survived what was perceived by Britain as a flagrant breach of […]

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Today in Irish History – 29 June:

In the liturgical calendar, today is the Feast Day of Saint Peter and Paul. 1315 – Edward Bruce inaugurated as High King of Ireland. 1771 – Birth of Edward Newell, United Irishman and informer, in Downpatrick, Co Down. 1820 – The Dublin Society becomes the Royal Dublin Society. 1820 – Robert Jocelyn, 2nd Earl Roden, […]

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Today in Irish History – 29th June:

In the liturgical calendar, today is the Feast Day of Saint Peter and Paul. 1315 – Edward Bruce inaugurated as High King of Ireland. 1771 – Birth of Edward Newell, United Irishman and informer, in Downpatrick, Co. Down. 1820 – The Dublin Society becomes the Royal Dublin Society. 1820 – Robert Jocelyn, 2nd Earl Roden, […]

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