Kate Connolly was my Grandads Sister. My maiden name was Connolly. As a child myself, my sister and brother visited Curtrasna until my Gran, who was also Kate Connolly died in October, 1974. My name is Virginia Woods email address: [email protected]
Catherine's sister, Nellie was my grandmother's mother. The story we heard growing up was that Catherine had a premonition that something was going to happen that night. She packed on her clothes in layers. Then she went up to the main deck and was able to get on to a lifeboat. We were told that she promised God that if she survived and if she got married and had sons she would have one of her sons become a priest.