Posts tagged with ‘O’Rourke’

  • A tale of bravery and sadness. ... ... On the afternoon of the 20th of February, 1914, there being what was described as a somewhat unsteady breeze from S.S.W., with a force of 4 to 5, misty showers of short duration, and a moderate sea, the coastguards on duty at Bar of Lough, between 2.30 and 3 o’clock, sighted a vessel between the Saltees Island and the Keragh Islands, on the port tack. Recognising that the stranger was in a perilous position, the signals J.D (“You are standing into danger”) were hoisted, but apparently without any response being made.

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