Events held to mark 200th anniversary of HMS Saldanha tragedy

first_imgNewsx Adverts Events held to mark 200th anniversary of HMS Saldanha tragedy By News Highland – December 3, 2011 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter Twitter Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Pinterest Facebook WhatsAppcenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Facebook Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further A series of events take place in Donegal this weekend  to mark the deaths of over 250 sailors who were drowned when the HMS Saldanha sank off the coast of Lough Swilly almost 200 years ago today.Today (Saturday) there is a gathering at The Abbey Graveyard, Rathmullen where the Captain of the fateful ship, Captain Pakenham, is buried.There will also be a talk from historian John O’Raw.On Sunday people  are requested to assemble at the lay bye along the Knockalla Coast Road at 2 o’clock overlooking Ballymastocker Bay which is reputed to be the last sighting of the vessel.A granite Memorial Stone will be unveiled thereAnother talk will be given in The Stores at Portsalon by John O’Raw at 2.30pm) on other aspects of that fateful event and then all will walk via the Golf Course to where the reputed mass grave site is along the 18th Fairway.It is also anticipated that the huge Beacon at Fort Dundree will be lit on Sunday afternoon in what promises to be a very dramatic and poignant event, as it is rarely used. Previous articleU-21 final postponed due to tragedyNext articleFlanagans of Buncrana has 8.4 million euro in debts News Highland WhatsApp Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennanlast_img

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