Rededication of Maritime Memorial at Greencastle Regatta

This year’s Blessing of the Fleet at Greencastle will include a very special event which will commemorate those from Inishowen who lost their lives at sea. The Inishowen Maritime Museum has been working tirelessly over the last year to update the existing memorial and ensure that all those who tragically lost their lives in the waters around us will be remembered. The existing memorial was unveiled in 1997 by President Mary Robinson. As further research was carried out over the years it was realised that many more had lost their lives at sea that had not been previously recorded on the memorial. Realising how significant it was for the families who had lost loved ones it was decided that new panels would be installed to include anybody who had not been included before.

Unfortunately, since 1997, Inishowen has seen more sea tragedies, so these names will also be added. It will be an opportunity for the families and communities to come together and remember those who were dear. This memorial is particularly significant because there are those who have no grave to visit and this is the only place where their loved ones name is written.

The Names to be added can be seen on the website at This will be a continuing project as more names come to light. The museum has begun to archive records and family details of those lost at sea so that future generations can research their family histories.
While the names on the memorial are a stark reminder of the huge loss Inishowen has suffered, the memorial monument itself is a reminder of the wonderful and kind community that exists around Inishowen – and this is something to be celebrated.

The event will also see the unveiling of a new memorial dedicated to those fishermen and sailors from Inishowen who served in the Royal Naval Reserves during WW1

The above events, hosted by the Inishowen Maritime Museum, will take place alongside various other events on the day including the annual Blessing of the Fleet, a kid’s farm and Greencastle Coastguard Cadet Training on the Harbour Green. It will be a fun day for all the family and will be of special significance to many families around the peninsula. These events on Friday 9th August will begin at 1pm and will conclude with the Blessing of the Fleet at 4pm.

This Friday 9th of August at 4pm will see the the following names added to the memorial outside the Maritime Museum. We would like to extend an invitation to the family and friends of those named to attend this special event.

Hugh McLaughlin Malin Head.
McSheffrey Moville
McSheffrey Moville
McCrickle Moville
Edward Gallinagh Greencastle
Thomas Smythe Greencastle
Patrick Gallinagh Greencastle
Edward McFeely Greencastle
Boats from Magilligan, Glenagivney & Greencastle.
All 22 men lost.
McLaughlin Greencastle
McLaughlin Greencastle
McCorkell Greencastle
McCorkell Greencastle
Clarke Greencastle
McDermott Glenagivney
McDermott Glenagivney
Doherty Glenagivney
Same day, 3 boats from Malin Head lost.
Boats from Glengad, Glenagivney, Culdaff & Greencastle.
Patk McConway Glenagivney
Patrick McCarron Glenagivney
John Sweeney Glenagivney
Patrick Duffy Glenagivney
Daniel Doherty Glenagivney
Bernard Doherty Greencastle
Michael Doherty (brother) Greencastle
Hugh McLaughlin Greencastle
Patrick Donnely Greencastle
John Mullen Greencastle
John Smith Greencastle
Andrew Foster Birdstown
Collision between “Garland” & “Falcon”,
off Whitecastle, at least 17 dead.
John McDaid Illies
James O’Donnell Buncrana
Patrick Doherty Buncrana
Bernard Bradley Illies
James McLaughlin Illies
Charles McGonagle Carrowhugh
Andrew Foster Birdstown
Patrick McLaughlin Glengad
His son Glengad
Owen Houten Glengad
Edward McLaughlin Glengad.
R M White Greencastle Fort
J McGuinness Greencastle Fort
W Bone Greencastle Fort
H Shergold Greencastle Fort
Daniel McLaughlin Inistrahull
His son Inistrahull
James Farren Ballybrack
Robert Bradley Carnagarve
2 McGonigle sisters Dunaff
Dan Diver Drumaweir
Bernard Doherty Malin Head
Michael Mount Moville
William Faulkner Tullyally,
Neil Barr Tullyally
James Begley Greencastle.
Frederick Bradley Burnfoot
William Clarke Moville
Hugh McGinley Inch Island
James Reed Moville
Robert McLaughlin Newtowncunningham
Patrick Brennan Buncrana
Maurice Cosgrove Moville
John Doherty Iskaheen
Samuel Henry Gover Moville
Cormick Hirrel Malin Head
George Robinson St Johnston
William H Taylor Culdaff
William Carlin Carrowmena
Patrick Kearney Burnfoot
Thomas Knox Culdaff
Daniel McLaughlin Inistrahull
Hugh O’Donnell Buncrana
Daniel Sweeney Inch Island
Cornelius Browne Greencastle
William Carey Buncrana
John Doherty Clonmany
Thomas Knox Moville
Denis McDermott Burt
Patrick E McDermott Moville
Joseph McKinney Moville
Charles McGinley Balindrait
John O’Donnell Stroove
Daniel Farren Culdaff
Michael Kelly RedcastlePatrick Kelly Redcastle
Pat Toland. Dunaff
James “Sunny” McDaid Moville
Daniel Barrett Moville
Samuel Elder Moville
Catherine Farren Malin
Sandy Jones Culdaff
Alphonsus McGill St Johnston
Charlie Lafferty Bunn
Patsy Doherty Carndonagh
John McColgan Lematudder
Francis “Thomas” McLaughlin Glengad

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