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.