Tuesday 28 April 2015
LUSITANIA REMEMBERED COMMEMORATION EVENT IN COBH, 7TH MAY 2015
Members of the public advised to take the train to Cobh
President Michael D Higgins will lead a commemoration event in Cobh on Thursday, 7th May to mark the centenary of the sinking of the Lusitania. The event, which will also be attended by a number of other VIPs including the British, German and US ambassadors to Ireland is expected to see a large turn-out and the public are advised that traffic and parking restrictions will be in place throughout the day.
Road closures will be in effect in Casement Square and on part of Westbourne Place from 11.30am until 10.30pm.
Captain Michael McCarthy, Commercial Manager of the Port of Cork who is lead organiser of the event said “We expect that up to 10,000 people from across Ireland and beyond, many of whom have personal connections to the Lusitania disaster, will descend on the town of Cobh to remember all those who lost their lives on the 7th May 1915. For anyone intending on travelling to the event, I would urge them to take the train as it is the easiest and most direct way to get to the heart of Cobh town where events will be taking place.”
Irish Rail will be running additional services throughout the day on the Cork - Cobh line giving a service every 30 minutes from 06.30hrs until 19.30hrs. Cobh can also be accessed from stations at Midleton, Carrigtwohill, Little Island and Glounthaune, where free parking is available. For train timetables and for further information, please see www.irishrail.ie
Superintendent John Quilter said “Additional Gardaí will be in place for the day and will be aided by event stewards to ensure that everyone who attends has an enjoyable and safe experience. I would encourage all those travelling to Cobh to plan their travel in advance and to check for updates in relation to parking and traffic restrictions.”
The Cross-River Ferry will run two vessels throughout the day for those travelling from the west side of the harbour.
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