Archive for April 3rd, 2012

April 3,

Queen Victoria in Ireland. Titanic Leaves Belfast on this day in Irish History

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1900: Queen Victoria starts a three day visit to Ireland, landing in Kingstown (now Dun Laoire, just south of Dublin,) thirty-nine years after her previous visit. Despite the contentious relationship between Ireland and England, she received a “royal” welcome with huge crowds turning out to see the aging matriarch who had at this stage been on the throne for sixty-three years. See British Pathe coverage of Queen Victoria’s visit to Ireland. 

1912: Following successful trials (which lasted all of one day) Titanic sails from Belfast for Southampton where it will embark passengers for its maiden voyage.

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