We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information regarding this Sunday’s programme. (S.R.)
This week on Where the road takes me , John Greene begins a three
drama/documentary entitled – ‘The Sinking of the Lusitania – Myths,
mysteries and the West Cork Connection’.
On Friday May 5th, 1915 the passenger liner Lusitania was sunk off the Old Head of Kinsale by a German U-Boat, with the loss of 1,198 lives. But was she as innocent as we were led to believe.
* In programme One – We look at the background to the sinking and
how the Cork passengers on board fared, especially Julia o’Neill from
Rosscarbery, whose poignant story continues in programmes two and three.
* In programme two , and in dramatisation format, we feature the
role played by Courtmacsherry lifeboat on the day, using the exact words
spoken by crew members and witnesses.
* And in programme three – The aftermath (How the people of Cobh
rallied to help relatives of the victims – The first dive to locate the
wreck of Lusitania – And were Capt. William Turner (Lusitania) and Captain
Walther Schwieger (Submarine Capt) wrongly vilified afterwards.
Programme one on Where the road takes me this Sunday evening at 7 – on C103.