Calendar Of Events
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|Fri 1st May 2015||7:45pm||Fly-over of Irish Coast Guard Helicopter|
|8pm.||Official Opening of Centenary Weekend by Mr Simon Coveney, T.D., Minister for Agriculture, Marine & Food (and Defence) on Courtmacsherry pier.
Teas / coffees available in Community Hall.
|7:30pm||Ryder and Courtmacsherry RNLI Lifeboats on display|
|6 – 9pm||Lusitania Exhibitions in RNLI Lifeboat Station and Community Hall showing artefacts, memorabilia and story boards.|
|Sat 2nd May||11am – 7pm||Daily Lusitania Exhibitions in Lifeboat Station and Community Hall. Model Exhibition at St. John the Evangelist Church.|
|2pm & 5pm||Lusitania themed talks in Blind Strand and Butlerstown. Bus transport arranged from village.|
|Short Stories in Bars and Café’s throughout the day. See local notice boards for further details.|
|3:00pm||Irish Coast Guard Helicopter at Barryroe GAA pitch.|
|2 – 5.30pm||Ryder and Courtmacsherry Lifeboats alongside pontoon on pier for public viewing.|
|5.30pm||Pulling and Sailing Lifeboat display with restored Ryder Lifeboat.|
|8.00pm||Lusitania lecture and presentation by esteemed Lusitania author and diver Paddy O’Sullivan in Community Hall.|
|Sun 3rd May||Main Event – Re-enactment of Lifeboat Call|
|11.00am – 9pm||Daily Lusitania Exhibitions in Lifeboat Station and Community Hall. Model Exhibition at St. John the Evangelist Church of Ireland.|
|11.00am||Events at Blindstrand across from the Old Lifeboat Station in Barry’s Point.
Over 100 people, incl. 20 schoolchildren from Barryroe school will take part in this dramatised production which lasts about 50 minutes.
Buses arranged for transport from RNLI Lifeboat Station in Village.
|2pm||Blind Strand – Lusitania themed talks Bus transport arranged from village|
|3.30pm||Lusitania Presentation in Community Centre by renowned Lusitania Diver Eoin McGarry. Short Stories in Bars and Café’s throughout the day. See local venues for details.|
|5pm||Butlerstown Community Centre – Lusitania themed talks – Bus from village|
|Short Stories in Bars and Cafés throughout the day. See local venues for details.|
|8.00pm||Return of “Ryder” lifeboat to Courtmacsherry Pier after completion of row to site of Lusitania (Exact arrival time dependent on weather conditions).|
|Mon 4th May||11am – 5.00pm||Lusitania Exhibitions in Lifeboat Station and Community Hall. Model Exhibition at St. John the Evangelist Church of Ireland.|
|2 – 5.00pm||Ryder and Courtmacsherry Lifeboats alongside pontoon on pier for public viewing.|
|2pm & 5pm||Lusitania themed talks in Blind Strand and Butlerstown Community Centre. Bus transport arranged from village.|
|Wed 6th May||8pm||Lusitania Centenary Commemoration Black Tie Dinner at Courtmacsherry Hotel. Special Guest speakers include Lusitania owner and renowned Lusitania technical diver. Tickets cost €85 each. Limited availability. click here further details.|
|Thu 7th May||Centenary Day|
|9:30am||Morning Commemoration mass at Sacred Heart Church, Courtmacsherry|
|2.10pm||Wreath Laying at exact site of Sinking of RMS Lusitania by RNLI Courtmacsherry Lifeboat. Release of 1201 balloons at local schools, Courtmacsherry RNLI station, Barry’s Point and Butlerstown Community Centre. Each balloon bearing the name of a Lusitania victim.|
|For a List of all events In Kinsale, The Old Head, Cobh and Courtmacsherry download this schedule in .pdf form|