Torpedoed: the Sinking of the S.S. Hare and S.S. Adela.

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Wednesday 4 October at 6.30pm in Ringsend Library.

This year is the centenary of the sinking by U-boat of the merchant ships S.S. Adela and S.S. Hare in the Irish Sea. Hilary Wallner and David Cotter will explore the impact of unrestricted submarine warfare during the First World War on the life of Dublin Port and uncover the human impact the sinking of these ships had on the dockland families of the lost crew members; Hilary’s grandfather, Able Seaman Joseph Hopkins, lost his life in the sinking of the S.S. Hare. Admission is free. Booking required.

This event is part of the Dublin Festival of History.

Ringsend Library