On Bank Holiday Monday, 7th May commemorations of the sinking of the Lusitania will take place in Cobh. It will be 97 years to the day that the liner was torpedoed off the Old Head of Kinsale. Organised by Cobh Tourism the ceremonies are fitting memorials to all those who lost their lives on that fateful war time voyage.
The first ceremony commences at the Lusitania graves in the Old Church Cemetery just outside Cobh at 2.00 pm. Following prayers, musical honours by St. Colman’s Pipe Band and the Commodore Male Voice Choir and the laying of wreaths, the proceedings move to Cobh Town Centre.
A Parade led by a Colour Party from the O.N.E. and representatives of civic, maritime and historical groups will leave from the Old Town Hall on Lynch’s Quay at approximately 3.00 pm to the Lusitania Peace Memorial in Casement Square.
Further ceremonies will take place here including a wreath laying ceremony.