Memorial for Loss of Dun Laoghaire Lifeboat Crew on Christmas Eve 1895
I'm taking a break from my 2017 look back to show the best of my shots from yesterday at the annual memorial for the loss of the crew of the Dun Laoghaire Lifeboat on Christmas Eve 1895. They were attempting to rescue the crew of the SS Palme – a Finnish/Russian sailing ship travelling from Liverpool to South America to import hardwood. Check the Dun Laoghaire Lifeboat's home page for a detailed account of how fifteen lifeboatmen were lost when their boat overturned. In a terrible irony, the nineteen people on the SS Palme were later saved.
There's also a few shots at the end of this post of the memorial stone with the men's names on Queens Road opposite the RNLI station.
High-resolution copies of my pictures are available to download here and these have also been donated to the RNLI and the Irish Coastguard. For any other use of the images, please contact me at [email protected]
If you wish to download individual images for personal use here, please consider donating at least €10 per image to the RNLI HERE, or whatever you can afford. And if you don't want any of them why not DONATE anyway!!
Keywords: co. dublin, disaster, dun laoghaire, east pier, ireland, irish coastguard, john coveney photography, lifeboat, lost at sea, memorial, rnli, safety at sea, shipwreck, ss palme, tragedy
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