Port Marks the 173rd Anniversary of Sirius Sailing

Port Marks the 173rd Anniversary of Sirius Sailing

Tuesday 05 April 2011

The Port of Cork Company and Passage West Town Council have marked the 173rd anniversary of the Sirius Steamship by re-opening a garden in Glenbrook, Passage West.

In 2010 the Port of Cork was approached by Passage West Town Council to assist in the cleanup of the garden and together with MitchelsFort Contractors Ltd; the Sirius Garden was given a new look.

Paving was used instead of grass, to allow for easier maintenance of the area and self draining methods were used to prevent the garden from flooding.

Any collected rain water, can now be used to water the new plants in the garden. The Sirius shaft was re- painted and Passage West Town Council re-planted the garden. An eye catching informative sign was erected in the garden, on behalf of the Port of Cork, which offers walkers and visitors to the garden an insight into the history of the Sirius Steamship and its links with the area.

Captain Pat Murphy, Port of Cork Community Liaison Officer said: “This was a great local community project to be involved with and we were delighted to assist Passage West Town Council in improving the garden.

The garden itself is a lovely feature and will be visited by many who walk by here on a daily basis.” The Sirius Steamship, chartered by the British and American Steam Navigation Company was the first steamship to cross the Atlantic sailing from Passage West, Cork to New York on 4th April 1838.

For further information please contact:

Sara Dymond
Commercial Marketing Executive,
Port of Cork Company,
Custom House Street,
Cork,
Ireland

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