We are just back from St. Joseph’s Church in Mayfield. I am taking after the older men from my childhood. I stood at the back and read a few signs, plaques and stained glass commemorations.
This plaque was next to the exit door that we used but I did not notice anyone stopping to read and reflect on what happened 101 years ago today, when 29 or 27 crew of the Cork Steam Packet Company died when the S S Kenmare was torpedoed returning to Cork from Liverpool, including the son of Mr Murphy of Woodland View. Of the 29, only three bodies were recovered from the sea.
Century Ireland lists all who were aboard, many from Cork.