News Flares and gun salute in Cork pay tribute to lost lives of 'Titanic'


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ONE HUNDRED and twentythree flares were released from Spike Island in Co Cork to commemorate the individuals who boarded the illfated Titanic from nearby Cobh on April 11th 1912 When the Titanic struck an iceberg in the north Atlantic four days later it sank with the loss of over 1500 lives including 79 of those who boarded in Cobh Among those who died was a Cobh native able seaman Lionel Leonard who travelled as a thirdclass passenger | irishtimes.com

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