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“Voyagers from the Grave”: A Claddagh Calamity of 1876

February 22 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm


February 22
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm




Dr. John Cunningham

Online lecture, Monday 22 February, 8 pm, by John Cunningham (History, NUI Galway) presented by Galway Archaeological & Historical Society in conjunction with Moore Institute, NUI Galway.

On Monday 13th November 1876, a hooker, the St Patrick, with a crew of four fishermen, set sail from the Claddagh towards Slyne Head. That night a tremendous storm carried the vessel 150 miles out into the Atlantic, where four days later, three survivors were rescued by a passing Swedish vessel and taken to America. Their families and neighbours had already given them all up for dead. The lecture will trace the travails of the crew of the St Patrick – Michael Moran, Patrick Moran, John Moran and Michael Smyth – and consider circumstances in the Claddagh community to which they belonged

To participate live on Zoom (the most inter-active option), please register in advance here:  https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_YH3e_mcmS62-CW-CSiGdSA . For a live stream on Facebook, go to the Moore Institute’s page  https://www.facebook.com/mooreinstitute/live