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Relatives remember ferry disaster
The Connemara
The Connemara sank on 3 November 1916
Relatives of those killed in the Carlingford Lough disaster have gathered near Newry to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the tragedy.

More than 90 people lost their lives when two ships collided at the mouth of the lough in 1916.

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

The relatives gathered for a short ecumenical service at the mouth of the Newry canal.

The names of the dead were read out before a wreath was laid at the permanent memorial to the disaster at Greenore in County Louth.

John McCardle said: "This was the last place that my grandfather had stood as he went on his outward journey - the last place he would have been alive."

Liz Boyle said: "My uncle Jimmy didn't swim, but yet he was a sole survivor.

"He wouldn't talk about the tragedy, in fact, in my words I would say he was haunted, having lost all of his shipmates."




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