April 11 1912, Titanic sails from Ireland

See my comments on how a coachload of fifty visitors (including myself) from Co. Monaghan and Tyrone was unable to gain access to Cobh yesterday to visit the heritage centre.


On the afternoon of April 11 1912, the Titanic picks up her last 123 passengers at Queenstown County Cork, Ireland. Joining the 2,105 already on board are 113 who will travel in 3rd class, 7 for 2nd class, and 3 as 1st class passengers.

For some on board, this was a great adventure, crossing the Atlantic on board a luxurious new ship. Many may have been excited by the prospect of a new life in the New World, while many more would be feeling great sorrow at leaving loved ones behind, not knowing when or where they will meet again.

And so the RMS Titanic steams out of Cork Harbour for a meeting with destiny no one on board could envisage.

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One thought on “April 11 1912, Titanic sails from Ireland

  1. Thank you so much for reposting my blog and I am delighted to discover and follow yours! I was truly sorry to hear that your attempt to get into Cobh had to be abandoned. If you look at this town you will see that it is in fact built on a cliff face. It is scary enough to be in a car trying to make your way up or down the very steep hills and narrow streets. I can see how a coach would not have the same choice of access as a car and could only approach from one direction. What a shame that your arrival coincided with a landslide – it is a terrible pity. I see that your party consisted of many who had retired so they would probably not have been able for a long,challenging walk on the steep hills, had you been able to disembark at another point.
    I have not posted your comment on my blog as it appears to be related to accessing Cobh, rather than my post. I do hope that you might one day be able to get there- it is an extraordinary experience and well worth a visit. The Titanic links between Cobh and Belfast are also worth commemorating – I hope to get to see Titanic Belfast sometime this year. From Donegal myself I am an Ulster woman and very familiar with Belfast, although I now live in the mid -west.
    Thank you again for visiting my blog and I look forward to reading yours ! Kind regards Angela

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