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Sinking of SS Dundalk to feature on RTÉ’s Nationwide tonight

Sinking of SS Dundalk to feature on RTÉ’s Nationwide tonight

Tonight’s Nationwide show on RTÉ will focus on the story of the SS Dundalk, alongside the story of the RMS Leinster.

The SS Dundalk was cruelly struck by a German submarine on October 14th 1918 with the loss of 20 lives, most of them local to Dundalk and the surrounding area.

The SS Dundalk was struck on her return journey from Liverpool 30 miles south of the Isle of Man at 11pm.

Only four days earlier, the postal boat, the RMS Leinster en route to Holyhead was also struck by a German Submarine and sank with the loss of over 500 lives.

A committee was established earlier this year to commemorate the tragedy with an ecumenical ceremony due to take place this Sunday in St Patrick’s Cathedral at 3pm to remember those killed by its sinking. The committee are also asking people to gather on the Quay at or just before 11pm to commemorate the moment the boat was struck 100 years on.

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