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The Cleggan Bay Disaster by Marie Feeney

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18 Sep

The Cleggan Bay Disaster by Marie Feeney

18th September 2017 @ 2:30 pm

The Cleggan Bay Disaster by Marie Feeney

90th Anniversary of the One of the Worst Fishing Disasters on the West Coast – On October 28th 1927, a hurricane struck the coast of Connemara and destroyed a fleet of fishing boats from Rossadillisk, Cleggan and Inishbofin Island. Forty-five fishermen perished. The Cleggan Bay Disaster is the story of that fateful night in the life of the two communities – a night that changed the course of local history. Although it is the story of one specific maritime tragedy, it is one that will strike familiar chords in small fishing communities, not only around the coast of Ireland, but anywhere that people pit their wits against weather and ocean. It will evoke particular memories in the inhabitants of Inishkea and Lacken Bay in County Mayo, for whom that night was also one of horror and tragedy. The author, Marie Feeney, is the granddaughter of one of the survivors. She had access to a wealth of material about the tragedy.

Admission  €5

EVENT DETAILS

Date: 18th September 2017 @ 2:30 pm
Time: 2:30 pm
Venue: Station House Theatre
Address: Station House Complex