We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information on this Sunday evening’s programme – 16th May 2021 at 7pm on C103. (S.R.)
As we reach another anniversary of its sinking, ‘Where the road takes me’ remembers the tragic story of the Lusitania in a three part programme.
British and Irish Maritime Historians join John Greene, as they attempt to make sense of a ruthless act which claimed the lives of 1,197 people off the coast of West Cork on May 7th 1915.
However, we do know that Lusitania was not an innocent passenger ship, as we also locate and translate the report of U-20 Submarine Captain Walter Schweiger, who ordered her sinking.
Survival stories are supposed to have happy endings, but certainly not in the case of passenger Julia O’Neill from Rosscarbery, as a local historical group act out her story.
We launch a new song about the doomed ship and we meet the new owners of the wreck which lies in 300 feet of water off the Old Head of Kinsale.
‘Lusitania – Myths and Facts’ – Programme One, this Sunday evening on Where the road takes me at 7 on C103.