S.S. Dundalk

Tragedy of the S.S. Dundalk to feature on Nationwide this evening

100 years on from Dundalk's worst maritime disaster

Donard McCabe

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Donard McCabe

Tragedy of the S.S. Dundalk to feature on Nationwide this evening

Tragedy of the S.S. Dundalk to feature on Nationwide this evening

100 years on from the worst maritime disaster to befall Dundalk, the sinking of the S.S. Dundalk will feature on this evening's RTE's Nationwide. 

Twenty lives were list when the S.S Dundalk was torpedoed on October 14 1918, just weeks before the end of World War 1.

There were just 12 survivors. Most of those who perished were local to Dundalk and the surrounding area.

There are a number of events this week to commemorate the sinking of the twin screw screamer.

Tonights Nationwide is on RTE 1 at 7pm. 

Don't forget, you can find out all about the sinking of the S.S. Dundalk in the eight page pull out in this week's Dundalk Democrat.