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Last Updated: Monday, 11 September 2006, 05:52 GMT 06:52 UK
Memorial unveiled to ship victims
The Connemara
The Connemara sank on 3 November 1916
A memorial has been unveiled ahead of the 90th anniversary of a shipping disaster in Carlingford Lough which claimed the lives of 97 people.

Passenger ship the Connemara crashed into a coal transporter and sank at the mouth of the lough on 3 November 1916.

The memorial was unveiled on Sunday during a wreath-laying and prayer service at Greenore, County Louth.

It was attended by descendents of victims and officials from Holyhead, where the ship had been sailing to.

The coal ship, the Retriever, was on its way to Newry when it sank.


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