Sinking of RMS Leinster on 10th October 1918 to be Commemorated by Bishop Paul Colton in Courtmacsherry

Lislee Churchyard, Courtmacsherry.

10th October 2018 marks the centenary of the worst ever recorded maritime disaster in the Irish Sea. The RMS Leinster was sunk on this day at around 10 a.m. by a German U–boat – UB–123 – near the Kish Bank, just outside Dublin Bay. 569 of the 771 people on board lost their lives. Among those who died were people from Australia, Ireland, Britain, Canada, the United States and New Zealand. Among the Irish were two sisters – Henrietta Howell (born 1856) and Ida Howell (born 1858) – who were living at that time in a house provided…

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