Gallery

GALLERY

Boats and people involved in the tragedy and the rescue

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The Helen Blake

 CREW OF THE HELEN BLAKE

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Christopher Bird
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Richard Bird
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John McNamara
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William Banville
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John Kelly
Michael Handrick
Michael Handrick
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Patrick Cullen
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James Morrissey
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George Crumpton
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Garret Handrick
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Thomas Handrick
William Bird
William Bird
Patrick Roche
Patrick Roche
Patrick Stafford
Patrick Stafford

Portrait of Thomas Handrick by Jason O’Ceannobháin. Portrait of Patrick Stafford by Raymond Foley.
THE MEXICO

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The Schooner
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The Crew

THE RESCUERS

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James Stevens
The Rosslare Lifeboat
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James Stevens
crew members
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Wexford crew members
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Wexford tugboat
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Fanny Harriet
Dunmore Lifeboat
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The Sisters
Kilmore Lifeboat

THE AFTERMATH

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Tom McNamara carries
his brother John ashore
Garret Handrick being
carried ashore
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Lifeboat committee
President & his wife
meet John McNamara
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John McNamara and
Garret Handrick (seated)
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The Cullen Family
A widow left to bring up
nine children alone
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Anxious relatives await
news as the Fanny Harriet
begins its journey home
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Survivors
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Survivors
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Salvagers on board
the salvage vessel
Salvagers on the
wreck of the Mexico
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Salvager sitting on a
mahogany log on the
Keeragh Islands

 

Thanks again to Liam Ryan, Tomás Williams, Kevin Downes,
Declan Hearne, Arild E Syvertsen and John Cooper for the various images.