Titanic memorial plaque to be unveiled in Cahir

A plaque commem-orating four people who left from Cahir to travel on the doomed Titanic, will be unveiled in the town this weekend.

A plaque commem-orating four people who left from Cahir to travel on the doomed Titanic, will be unveiled in the town this weekend.

The plaque will bear the names of Roger Tobin, Kate Peters, Kate McCarthy and Kate Connolly, who all bought their tickets in Cahir at a local White Star Line agent’s office.

The centenary of the disaster will be commemorated on Sunday starting with mass in Kilmoyler church at 10.30am. Following this wreaths will be laid on the family plots of those being commemorated.

At lunchtime on Sunday special ‘Titanic menus’ will be available to the public in eateries in Cahir, including the Cahir House Hotel and The Galtee Inn.

At 3pm on Sunday afternoon the plaque will be unveiled by members of the Tobin, Peters and McCarthy families, on Castle Street. A letter that was written home by Kate McCarthy will also be read.

This will be followed by refreshments, music, storytelling and an exhibition in Morrissey’s Bar.