Remembering 10th October 1918
Soon after sailing from Kingstown (now Dun Loaghaire) County Dublin, for Holyhead in Wales, the RMS Leinster
was torpedoed by U-123 and sank with the loss of over 500 lives. This was and still is, the largest ever loss of life in the Irish Sea.
The 90th Anniversary will be commemorated by an inter-denominational service at
St. Michael's Church, Marine Road, Dun Loaghaire, at 12.00 hrs on Friday, 10th October 2008.
A service will also be held at St. Cybi's Church, Holyhead on Sunday, 12th October 2008.
Best wishes for the success of these events to our GWF Pal 'Oak' (Philip Lecane
) who has put in so much behind the scenes work.
Philip is the author of 'Torpedoed! The RMS Leinster Disaster'
[ISBN No. 1-904381-30-8] published in 2005
He was also the driving force behind the Irish Post Offices' issue of a special stamp commemorating the sinking - see http://www.anpost.ie/AnPost/News+and+Infor...MS+Leinster.htm
details from 'The Blue Cap'
the journal of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers Association
See also http://www.rmsleinster.com/home.htm