Here is an update of my previous message. I was in Ireland with a friend in March 2000. We were not on a strict timetable and decided to pop into a small pub at Costelloe, about 20 miles west of Galway on the narrow coastal road looking out on Galway Bay.
To our surprise, on the wall of the pub was a picture of J Bruce Ismay and his substantial home (more like a mansion or castle) and property. It seems he had retired to this somewhat isolated place to live out the rest of his life free from the probing eye of the press and public. The publican told us Ismay was liked by the local people. He hired many of them to care for his estate and home, and seems to have been a caring person. It seems there was more than one aspect of J Bruce Ismay after all.
By the way, we entered and departed Ireland via ferry from/to Scotland. When the ferry docks at Belfast, you can see the large sign "HARLAND & WOLFF" Shipyards where the TITANIC was built in 1909-1910. Those shipyards are now in big financial trouble and may be closed, throwing thousands out of work. ______________________________
Here is some updated NS info for you:
- http://www.ednet.ns.ca/http://www.ednet.ns.ca/ - N.S. UNIVERSITY & EDUCATIONAL SITES including MARITIME MUSEUM OF THE ATLANTIC’s “Titanic” site @ - http://www.ednet.ns.ca/educ/museum/mma/titanic.htmhttp://www.ednet.ns.ca/educ/museum/mma/titanic.htm - gravestone # 227 exists at Fairview Cemetery for Dawson, J(ames) - Trimmer 23 - lived at 17 Briton Street, Southampton, England.
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