Lusitania Peace Memorial - Cobh, County Cork, Ireland
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 51° 51.019 W 008° 17.704
29U E 548554 N 5744625
Quick Description: Memorial honoring those from the Lusitania who lost their lives when the ship was sunk by German U-Boat 20 on May 7, 1915.
Location: Munster, Ireland
Date Posted: 1/1/2011 4:22:49 PM
Waymark Code: WMADQM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK
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Long Description:

The RMS Lusitania a ocean liner operated by Cunard Line. It operated on the popular Liverpool to New York, trans-Atlantic route. It was torpedoed by German U-boat U-20 on Friday 7 May 1915 and sunk 18 minutes later. Many of the survivors and bodies of the deceased were rescued or recovered by local fishermen from Cobh (then known as Queenstown). Many of those who perished are buried Old Church Cemetery in Cobh.

The memorial was commissioned by an international committee and sculpted by Jerome Connor. Atop the memorial is the Angel of Peace. At the feet of the angel are the word in Irish "Siochain in Ainm Dé" meaning "Peace in God's Name"

Below the angel stands statues of two exhausted fisherman representing those local men who tirelessly tried to recover as many survivors as possible and recovered many victims for burial.

The memorial is inscribed:

Siochain in Ainm Dé

To The Memory Of All Who Perished By
The Sinking Of The Lusitania May 7 1915
And In the Cause Of Universal And
Lasting Peace

Laborare Est Orare
They Helped In The Rescue.  Gave Aid And Comfort
To The Survivors And Buried The Dead

From plaque in front of memorial:

S.S. Lusitania

The Cunard Liner, Torpedoed And Sunk By U Boat U20
Off The Cork Coast On 7th May, 1915.
With The Loss Of 1198 Lives.
Many Survivors And Dead Were Brought Ashore Here.
170 Of The Victims Were Buried In The Nearby
Clonmel (Old Church) Cemetery.

Jerome Connor's Peace Memorial Honours The Memory Of
Those Who Helped In The Rescue, Gave Aid & Hope To The Survivors
And Buried The Dead
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Text on Monument/Memorial Sign or Plaque: Not listed

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