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Rathmullan History Society are planning a small event to commemorate the sinking of HMS Racoon off Malin Head on 9th January 1918 and to remember the 17 of her crew who are buried at St Columb’s Church of Ireland graveyard in Rathmullan.
The commemoration will take place at St. Columb’s on Tues next, 9th January at 1.00pm. Rev Harry Gilmore will lead a prayer and the children from St. Joseph’s National School will lay a flower for each individual seaman on the grave.
We welcome everybody who would like to pay tribute to these unfortunate seamen who lost their lives so tragically, far from home on a freezing January morning one hundred years ago.