Thomas Andrews, the designer of the Titanic and her sister ships, was born in Comber, Co. Down and was a son of a member of the Privy Council of Ireland. His younger brother was John Miller Andrews who was the second Prime Minister of Northern Ireland between 1940-1943 and later Imperial Grand Master of The Grand Orange Council of the World.
More Titanic - festival in Liverpool the port she never visited.
A letter and a family
and this is up for auction
Well its here. The Titanic Centenary.
Memorabilia is on sale again.
Built in Belfast and Cobh was the last port of call.
I remember seeing a list from a town in Mayo where 15 people from the one town who had sold up to go to America were casualties.
Thats a bit different to millionaire Benjamin Guggenheim & his ladyfriend who were also passengers.
I know very little about the Titanic, the movie put me off, and I would be really interested in knowing more but from an Irish angle.[/QUOTE
I dont have this on historical based fact only on word of mouth but the Jack and Rose story was thought to have come from an Irish angle. A young couple in clarinbridge, Co Galway ran away together and boarded the titanic because there families opposed their relationship. Both were assumed dead as neither were ever found. .
my own source for this is a family story who came from the same village. Sad little tale anyway
This site includes very important information about the passengers and crew, biographical details, their ticket numbers, how much they paid for the passage on the ship, the boat they were in when rescued, links to contemporary newspaper accounts and the American and British commissions of inquiry.
What 'Failed' attempts are you thinking of? Except for the Bar / Restaurant that closed down I dont remember others
A lot of effort by various parties showing some promise now - dont go knocking stuff before you give it a chance
Some of my family donated original artefacts so I know for a fact that there are original artefacts at the centre.
As for the overall Queenstown Story Heritage Centre it is highly successful and well worth a visit. Its not only about the Titanic and it has never solely been all about the Titanic as it’s a story about many things including the Lusitania, the Sirius, emigration and general maritime history for the area
It was never going to be a railway museum and that was a spin off project that never got off the ground
Try the new Titanic Experience in the old White Star Office if you want something that is purely Titanic
Excuse me, I was involved at the initial stages and I assure you that the railway museum was as described by Bord Failte - 'the Honeypot Project' - and I had the original consultants report but eventually passed it on to the Secretary of CIE as nobody had seen fit to give him one!
One only has to look back at some of the coverage in Phoenix magazine to see what a fiasco the 'Queenstown Project' has been. I may still have some of the articles and if I find them you may be certain they will be posted here.
Easy tiger..... no need to get so defensive.
I also viewed the original plans and was involved in the public consultation and as I say the railway museum part was a spin off and not part of the main plan for the heritage part of the site. It was like a phase 2 and never got off the ground - maybe CIE needed a bigger involvement but it never took off.
There were many varied options put forward and a railway section was one but it never went anywhere.
The actual Queenstown Story has been very successful over the past few years. It did hit a few bumps along the way but that's the world we live in - business is hard - even in the Heritage Centre business
Easy pussycat - no need to be so deluded.
From the Irish Times and the same drawings featured heavily in the aforementioned report from the consultants. Boards post here:http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?p=65915560
Your obviously more inclined to the train side of things and good reason as they are a great source of interest but again I go back to the point that the train aspect was phase 2 and not the main plan – the main plan was to have an interpretive centre in the main railway building (where it is now) and to have associated cafe/shops etc attached.
The railway shed development was to be an additional part and would have been great but really was a bit over the top and never really gained any major prominence once the plans were finalised and building works started
How many times have we seen major plans been drawn up and artists impressions and in the end the final product is only part of what was in the original plan
It was a sign of the times – people with major plans and ideas but when it came down to it only one aspect was possible and probably viable
It is a good centre that tells many different stories and is a very popular destination for many a local and tourist alike
Anyway – I don’t want to argue on the internet and I don’t really like the tone of your comments towards me so I will get back to the main point of the post
There are many things happening in the Cobh and lower harbour area to commemorate the centenary and many people are making huge efforts to tell the story of the Titanic in Ireland
If you want to see some interesting details and have a good day out then you should visit the
you will also see many things of interest in the Queenstown Story at the Railway station and a visit to the museum in Scots Church is worth a look too
Managing Director of the White Star line, Bruce Ismay, lived near Carraroe, Co. Galway, afterwards. He was nicknamed "brú síos mé" (push me down-as in drown me) locally.
Cormac Ó Comhraí
I'll be coordinating some events between Cobh and Rijeka (in Croatia) for the anniversary.
The Carpathia was sailing to Fiume, which is now Rijeka, when it detoured to answer the distress call.
Not included in the next sale as dated after the Titanic went down!
Thought you buffs would like to see a scan of 2 adverts from the Tuam Herald 1929, White Star and Cunard lines. The ads appear on a cut down newspaper page.
Hehe, where'd they get the Yankee locos from!!??
Back on topic, can't believe this...taken from Breaking news.ie today. How's this for a dignified commemorative event??
MTV is to return to Belfast with an outdoor concert marking the centenary of the sinking of the Titanic.
Titanic Sounds will feature several artists staged against the backdrop of the city’s new Titanic Belfast tourist attraction on April 13. It is part of the Titanic Festival commemorating the loss of the Belfast-built liner in the North Atlantic.
An MTV spokesman said: “More information on performers and ticketing will be announced in the coming weeks.”
Belfast hosted last year’s MTV European Music Awards in November, with top acts including Lady Gaga, Jessie J and Justin Bieber.
The Titanic Festival is a series of events expected to attract massive tourist interest.
The six-storey Titanic visitors' centre is close to the slipway where the Titanic was launched a century ago. The building could cost £90m (€106m) and is the most expensive tourism project built in the North.
Other events planned on the night of April 14 include a church requiem which will remember the 1,500 lost lives, with haunting music by composer Philip Hammond at St Anne’s Cathedral. There will also be a play celebrating the people of the Harland and Wolff shipyard where the Titanic was built.
Meanwhile, an iPad app has been designed detailing the Titanic’s legacy, following her journey from the docks of Belfast to her sinking. Features include rare archive footage, photographs of the ship’s construction, the sinking timeline and “did you know” facts.
Tim Davies, marketing director at the History Press, which helped produce it, said: “The Titanic app looks fantastic and we’re confident that both enthusiasts and general consumers alike will enjoy it enormously.”
Read more: http://www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/mtv-to-stage-titanic-festival-gig-in-belfast-541685.html#ixzz1nnzJTLCj
There was an interesting radio documentary on Ismay before and after Titanic on Radio 1 (you can still download it on iTunes)
The only thing that spoiled it was that oft-repeated urban legend about 'NO POPE', the reflection of the Titanic's supposed hull number 390904.
Ismay's problem was that he survived. From memory the enquiry concluded that had he not jumped into the lifeboat he would have just added another life to the death toll.
I was very peripherally linked to the production of the film ‘Titanic’. The now famous Irish music scene in the third class was an afterthought and happened by accident. In the usual Hollywood fashion not one but several musicians were booked to try out for a small scene. After the filming of that scene they were having a spontaneous jam session, were overheard, ‘that’s exactly what we want’ the scene was rewritten and you now have the result.
For the ‘in the water’ scene a specially constructed tank was built, just 3 feet deep and the insurers insisted on one trained lifesaver for every three extras in the tank.