Centenary of the sinking of the R.M.S. Leinster

 

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the R.M.S Leinster, on the 10th of October 1918, a month before the end of the war. The Leinster was travelling from Kingstown (now Dun Laoghaire) to Holyhead in Wales when she was torpedoed approximately 16 miles off the Irish coast.  (further information at rmsleinster.com)

The Visitor’s Centre in the Phoenix Park will be holding an exhibition for the month of October to commemorate this historic event.

There will also be commemorations in Dun Laoghaire and Grangegorman Military Cemetery.

There is a general tour of Grangegorman Military Cemetery (Blackhorse Avenue) every Thursday at 11am from April to November.

 

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Navan Road Community Council

Navan Road Community Council was set up in 1968 to help bring together community groups and sporting groups, so that they would have one voice when trying to get things done in the community. These days the NRCC lobbies Dublin City Council and local representatives in relation to issues such as traffic, planning and policing to name a few.

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