All Blog Posts Tagged 'Addergoole' (3)


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Mayo's Father Andrew Conroy: Martyr of the 1798 Rising

There’s many a lonely hearth-stone tonight in wide Mayo,

There’s many a gallant heart content again can never know

But darkest woe and grief for him the saintly true and tried,

Who on the Saxon scaffold that day for freedom died.

         --  From “The Priest of Addergool,” by William Rooney (Founder of…

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Added by Joe Gannon on November 26, 2016 at 7:00pm — 4 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 little village of Lahardane, County Mayo. The choice had been more about it being a centrally located base from…

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Added by Joe Gannon on July 24, 2015 at 12:00pm — 3 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 by relatives each April with an early morning ceremony in Lahardane, County…

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

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