Laurentic Centenary Commemoration

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SS Laurentic was a British ocean liner of the White Star Line. She was converted to an armed merchant cruiser at the onset of World War I, and sank after striking two mines north of Ireland on 25th January 1917, with the loss of 354 lives.

The Laurentic Centenary Commemoration Events will take place along the Cool Route from 25th January to 29th January 2017 at various locations across County Donegal and County Derry/Londonderry.


Commemoration Events:

Wednesday January 25th launch of Laurentic Exhibition at the Tower Museum Derry/Londonderry (time TBC)

Wednesday Evening Tradition Music Session at Flaherty’s Pub, Buncrana

Thursday January 26th – Guided coach tour of Inishowen leaving Lake of Shadows Hotel, Buncrana at 10:00 am returning approximately 5:00 pm

Thursday Evening- Traditional Music Session at the Drift Inn, Buncrana

Friday January 27th – 10:00 am Visit to Crana Collage to meet Transition Year students and view Laurentic Digital History and Legacy Project

Friday January 27th – 12:30 – Hosted Lunch at the Guildhall by Mayor of Derry/Londonderry to recreate photo from 1917 when then Mayor of Derry hosted lunch for the 121 survivors from the Laurentic

Friday January 27th – 7:30 pm – Hosted Dinner at Laurentic Bar and Restaurant for Family Members, local Councillors and Guests.

Saturday January 28th – 11:00 am Laurentic Commemoration Wreath Laying at St Mary’s Cemetery Cockhill, Buncrana, Co. Donegallaurenticwreck-2

Saturday January 28th – 12:30 pm Laurentic Commemoration Church Service and Wreath Laying at St Mura’s Church of Ireland, Fahan, Co. Donegal

Saturday January 28th- 2:00- Reception at Fort Dunree Military Museum

Sunday January 29th – 2:00 pm – Boat Flotilla to leave Buncrana pier to Laurentic wreck site at mouth of Lough Swilly for flower tributes for family members

More Information contact: Don McNeill:



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