Water Heritage Awareness Event
Abbeyleix Tidy Towns
Abbeyleix Heritage House, Co. Laois
21 August, 7pm - 9pm
The story of emigration and early photography told through narration and slides. Cobh (then Queenstown) was a major port of emigration.
First Part - It is April 10th, 1912 – the eve before R.M.S. Titanic is due into Queenstown on her maiden voyage. A studio photographer is situated in Pearse Square. She is 50 yards away from the White Star Line where the final 123 passengers will board the Titanic. She has been busy taking & developing photos of the passengers who are arriving into Queenstown. Second Part -Same photographer 23 years later. Many changes have happened in Ireland; however, mass emigration had not changed.