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CENTENARY OF THE SS CONNEMARA AND SS RETRIEVER TRAGEDY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 635: tabled on 02 November 2016

Tabled in the 2016-17 session.

This motion has been signed by 12 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House notes that 3 November 2016 will mark the 100th anniversary of the tragic accident between the SS Connemara and the SS Retriever, destined for Holyhead from Greenore, that took the lives of 97 people; observes that the incident has, to this day, connected maritime communities across the Irish Sea; praises the excellent efforts of local societies to raise funds for memorials; and commends the work of Michael Ferguson for his play, A time to remember, about those devastating events.