The RMS Leinster Centenary Commemoration Group (Holyhead) comprises members of the Holyhead Maritime Museum, Holyhead Heritage Group and other contributing individuals under the chair of Cllr. Ann Kennedy. The Group meets regularly and is currently preparing a programme of events in readiness for October 2018. More details will be published through this Blog and elsewhere.
Members of the Group
Cllr. Ann Kennedy, (Holyhead Town Council) – Holyhead Heritage Group (Chair)
Barry Hillier – Trustee, Holyhead Maritime Museum (Secretary)
Cllr. Alan Williams, Deputy Mayor, (Holyhead Town Council) – Holyhead Heritage Group
Cllr. Hywel Williams, (Holyhead Town Council) – Holyhead Heritage Group
John V Owen – Holyhead Heritage Group
Dafydd Davies – Trustee, Holyhead Maritime Museum
Eric Anthony* – Trustee, Holyhead Maritime Museum
Peter Scott Roberts* – Holyhead Maritime Museum
Edwyn Hughes – Holyhead Maritime Museum
Norman Williams* – Holyhead Maritime Museum
Aled L Jones – Holyhead Maritime Museum
Dr Gareth Huws – Historian (Advisor, Holyhead Maritime Museum)
Rev. Jane Bailey – Holyhead Parish/Bro Cybi
Carys Griffiths – Holyhead Parish/Bro Cybi
Jeff Evans – Holyhead-Dun Laoghaire Link
* each of these lost a grandfather in the sinking
The Government of the Republic of Ireland have decided to commemorate the loss of RMS Leinster on a national level and have set up a Steering Group at Dun Laoghaire to oversee this. The Commemoration Group at Holyhead are in contact with those organising commemorative events in Ireland and regularly exchange information.
Further information on the Irish Commemorations can be found here –
If you are interested in knowing more about the loss of RMS Leinster and/or the commemorative events, please contact the Commemoration Group by:
By using the ‘Contact’ page at the main menu above.
email – firstname.lastname@example.org
phone/text to the Group Secretary (Barry Hillier) on 07851348191.
Phone the Holyhead Maritime Museum – Tel. 01407 769745
You can also write to The RMS Leinster Commemoration Group, c/o Holyhead Maritime Museum, Holyhead, Anglesey, LL65 1YD.
You can also speak to any of the group members listed above.
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