An Mine Sléacht Ár I GCois Fharraige

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Céad bliain go ham seo, ar 15 Meitheamh 1917, agus an Cogadh Mór ina thintreach ar tír agus ar muir, phléasc mianach farraige ar an Trá Shalach sa Lochán Beag, baile beag cúig mhíle dhéag siar ó bhaile mór na Gaillimhe. Nuair a thit an gaineamh agus an duirling, ar ais go talamh agus nuair a scaip an deatach ar an gcladach, bhí naonúr, idir fhir phósta agus bhuachaillí óga, marbh. Dhá bhliain le cois an leathchéid a bhí an té ba shine acu agus seachtar clainne air; ní raibh na cúig bliana déag bainte amach ag an duine ab óige. Tragóid é seo ar dearnadh tuairisciú air chomh fada ó bhaile le Ceanada agus an Nua-Shéalainn. Agus muid ag déanamh comóradh ar tubaiste i mbliana, is mithid féachaint an athuair ar an eachtra seo nuair a thug toirtín bréige ón gCogadh Mór cuairt mharfach ar chósta Chois Fharraige.

A hundred years ago, on the 15 June, 1917, while the First World War raged on land and on sea, a sea mine exploded on a beach in a small village on the Galway coast, fifteen miles west of Galway city. When the dust settled, it was discovered that nine people were left dead, between married men and boys. The eldest victim was 52 years of age and a father of seven. The youngest victim was just fifteen years of age. This was a tragedy that was reported in the media as far afield as Canada and New Zealand. In 2017, a local committee came together to organise a weekend of events to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the tragic event and this book was complied and published as part of those commemorations.

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