Built in Belfast, the Titanic is quickly approaching its centenary and throughout the island of Ireland people are marking this historic event with festivals, commemorations and most notably the opening of the new Titanic Belfast Visitor Centre in the Titanic Quarter, Belfast.
Newly opened Titanic Belfast
On the 31st of March the Titanic Belfast Visitor Centre opened its doors to the public. For those who want a ‘sneak peak’ inside we have made a video of Titanic Belfast.
Belfast Titanic Tales – Human Stories behind the Tragedy
Even as it approaches its 100 year anniversary, the story of the Titanic from its creation in Belfast to its ill fated voyage captures the hearts and imaginations of people throughout the world. Belfast’s intimate connection to the Titanic means there are many moving stories about those who worked, sailed and perished on the ship.
Lost Souls remembered in County Mayo
The village of Lahardane in County Mayo on the West coast of Ireland is set to mark the loss of 14 of their local people in 1912. The group of emigrants travelled to join the RMS Titanic on her ill-fated voyage. Lahardane is holding a unique Titanic Cultural Week over the centenary anniversary of the ship’s sinking.
Download Audiovisual Material
Tourism Ireland has a host of audiovisual material available on their Media Room website, such as a radio interview with Dr. Ballard.