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titanicRead all about Ireland’s Titanic Village. In 2012, a Memorial Park was established in the village of Laherdane in County Mayo to mark the centenary of the sinking of the famous ship. The small community in the west of Ireland was devastated when eleven of its residents perished after the Titanic hit an iceberg and plummeted into the depths of the icy Atlantic Ocean. 

Read historical accounts such as these every week in Ireland’s Own

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mistaken‘We don’t like their sound and guitar music is on the way out,’ Decca recording Co. rejecting The Beatles in 1962

Read more quotes that people really wished they hadn’t have said – there is always something to make you smile in your weekly Ireland’s Own.

 

 

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Mary Ward was an Anglo Irish amateur scientist who was killed when she fell under the wheels of an experimental steam car built by her cousins. As the event occurred in 1869, she is the world’s first known fatal motor vehicle accident victim, writes Patrick P. Rowan

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