The Titanic & The Addergoole 14

by Helena Byrne

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On Thursday April 11th 1912, fourteen people from the parish of Addergoole in Co. Mayo, boarded the RMS Titanic at Queenstown (Cobh) in Cork. They were setting out for a better life in the Land of Opportunity. Sadly, only three of the group would survive.

‘The Titanic & The Addergoole 14’ is an 11 minute audio piece from storyteller Helena Byrne’s latest album ‘Tóraíocht Shonais’ (Pursuit of Happiness). It tells the harrowing story of the Addergoole 14 & illustrates survivor Annie McGowan’s first hand account of the early hours of April 15th 1912.

Very special thanks to the relatives of the Addergoole 14 who helped to make this happen.

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released March 22, 2019
Narration by Helena Byrne, Annie McGowan played by Margaret Toomey, Background voices by Mark Hewitt & Michael Heavey, Piano by Josh Johnston, Cello by Amy Ryan.
Descendants of the Addergoole 14: Mary Kapolnek, Maureen Neary & MaryAnn King.
Written & Produced by Helena Byrne, Recorded by Michael Manning, Mastered by David Montuy


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