75th anniversary of the Arranmore Disaster being marked today

Today marks the 75th anniversary of the Arranmore Disaster in which 19 people lost their lives, six of them members of one family.

17 of the bodies were recovered and are buried on a communal grave on the island.

Today's commemorations begin with the laying of a wreath at sea at the spot where the boat went down, and will end with mass at the time the boat went down.

Local priest Fr John Joe Duffy says the horror of 1935 still resonates today......

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