Wednesday, October 15, 2008 14:58
On the 14th April 1830 the 500-ton sailing vessel "Newry" with nearly 400 emigrants on board left Warrenpoint bound for Quebec in Canada.
Saturday, March 17, 2007 20:47
It is more than two years since we listed, and gave details, of the more than thirty vessels sunk within the Carlingford Lough over the past century and a half, with great loss of life.
Thursday, February 1, 2007 21:16
On May 7 1915, during World War I the RMS Lusitania was torpedoed by German U-boat U-20.
Friday, June 23, 2006 9:33
Considering the season of the year, the passage of the Hannah from Newry to Quebec up to the 27 April 1849 was as favourable as one could expect. But the season was most unsuited to such a sailing.
Tuesday, June 20, 2006 13:48
The plight of the poor has always proved a fruitful opportunity for unprincipled entrepreneurs to line their own pockets. By the mid-nineteenth century records of Shipping Intelligence for British ports (including the Port of Newry) show dominance of imports from British North America –
Sunday, June 18, 2006 0:00
Overall the record of ships departing Newry for New York reveals a remarkably low level of mortality in transit (twenty-three in all). It is all the more notable therefore, that the sailing of the Sarah Parker in January 1850 should have had such tragic results, with the death of eleven infants aged one and under.
Saturday, June 17, 2006 0:00
The Irish famine, it hardly needs emphasising, had an enormous impact on the course of Irish history. Its ramifications impinged greatly not only on the demography of the country but also on its socioeconomic and cultural development.
Monday, November 14, 2005 14:44
Mr. Charles McCann, a well-known and respected Newry seaman, was one of eleven men drowned when a ship floundered after striking rocks. The crew numbered forty-nine and eleven men are still missing. The crew took to the boats and twenty-seven succeeded in getting to land.
Sunday, October 9, 2005 0:32
For thirty-two years, up until her death in 1902 Mother Emmanuel held office either as Reverend Mother or Mother Assistant. She was the architect of all the major decisions of the Community and the apostolate in all those years.