All Blog Posts Tagged 'Titanic' (8)


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Titanic Hero Hugh McElroy: 'Sand For Breakfast Tomorrow'

It was a little after 2 am on April 15, 1912. The deck of the R.M.S. Titanic was now tilted over 6 degrees toward the sinking bow. As 17-year-old Jack Thayer and 30-year-old Milton Long moved toward one of the last remaining lifeboats on the boat deck,…

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Added by Joe Gannon on April 5, 2018 at 10:00am — 11 Comments


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In the Footsteps of Bridget: A Titanic Connection

In 2013 our annual trek to the Ireland brought us to a pleasant small cottage in the…

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Added by Joe Gannon on July 24, 2015 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

The Titanic Pen: Written in History

These are the Peninsula Pens that have been made for the celebrations of the Titanic that my…

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Added by Peninsula Pens on March 8, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Introducing: Peninsula Pens

When someone picks up a pen from Peninsula Pens they aren’t just holding a writing instrument ... they’re experiencing a lovingly hand-crafted piece of art, and a pen full of history.  From his home studio in Newtownards, Northern Ireland, Terry Williams…

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Added by Peninsula Pens on March 2, 2015 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

A Fathers' Day Gift for My Late Father

So often do I hear my friends say: ‘I wish my father were here now to see/hear this’. Indeed many of us who have lost our parents find ourselves often, in…

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Added by DJ Kelly on May 24, 2014 at 1:30am — 7 Comments

Erin's Lament - Galway's Gain

Eugene Daly was dreaming, in a deep sleep. In the dream, he was playing his uileann pipes to a rapturous audience of dancers in the ship's sumptuous main ballroom. He played like a man possessed, jigs and reels, in perfect pitch. The audience were thrilled. All of a sudden he panicked and woke. He had woken up to the sound of water lapping under his bunk. Unused to…

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Added by Brian Nolan on April 14, 2014 at 8:00pm — 6 Comments

Tragedy Visits Mayo Village on the Titanic, 101 Years Ago

One hundred and one years ago today, 14 people from Addergoole Parish, County Mayo, left for America from Queenstown (today known as Cobh) on the maiden voyage of the Titanic. Only three would survive.

These emigrants are still remembered…

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Added by Jim Curley on April 11, 2013 at 1:00pm — 3 Comments

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