A Titanic Memorial to John Flynn: Clonbur, Co Galway


Titanic Memorial in Clonbur

Titanic Memorial in Clonbur

While many Irish were leaving the country for a better life elsewhere, John Flynn had already established himself in Pennsylvania. He had returned to Clonbur to visit his sister, but an urgent letter from his wife called him back earlier than expected. The Boat Agent who sold him a ticket for the Titanic was located where The Fairhill House Hotel in Clonbur now stands.

The citizens of Clonbur commemorate Mr Flynn with a plaque on the edge of town.

Written by Liam Hughes

Liam Hughes

Liam splits his time between the US and County Tipperary, Ireland. In addition to providing private tours of Ireland, he spends much of his time hunting for broken dishes which he crafts into beautiful shard jewelry.
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One Response

  1. Lisa Fornal April 10, 2016 at 4:46 pm #

    He is my great, great, grandfather. Marie his daughter is my great grandmother on my maternal side. Marie married a Diskin and had 11 children. One died at birth.

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