Passenger Liner of The Cunard Line which,torpedoed
by The German U Boat U 20, eleven miles off
the Old Head of Kinsale on the 7th May 1915
(During WWI) In total 1,198 Lives were lost.
This attrocity greatly increased anti-german sentiment
(Germany issued a silver medal celebrating the sinking)
Lusitania's sinking was partially
responsible for the USA entering WWI.
A nice commemorative Card with 1915 Penny Coin
Selling @ £6.95 + 75p S/H Fast Shipping.
1912 RMS Titanic Sinking Card
Historical Card to commemorate the sinking of White Star Liner 'RMS Titanic' April 1912
with 1912 Penny Coin
Irish Historical Penny Cards (1912 - 1922)
Currently available are a good selection of cards to commemorate,
The Titanic Sinking (1912) The Outbreak of WWI, Kitchener etc (1914-18) 1913 Dublin Lockout, 1915 Lusitania Sinking, 1916 Rising, Patrick Pearse/James Connolly,1917 Eamon DeValera (Released from Prison in England, elected East Clare MP & Leader of Sinn Fein in 1917) 1919 Dan Breen Soloheadbeg, 1920 Kevin Barry, Tom Barry, Sean Treacy, Hurler Christy Ring, 1922 Michael Collins assasination.
Each card is ni cely illustrated & has an historical life of the person Plus an original KGV Penny coin of the relevent date.
War of Independence Commemorative Cards, Collins etc Click Here
1981 Hunger StrikesCommemorative
Card & E II Penny Coin
The 1981 hunger strikes was one of the most bitter
episodes in the Northern Ireland troubles. It centered on political demands sought by Republicans from Margaret Thatcher's Goverment, which she refused. Other Accounts sugest a more conciliatory response from the British Govt which Gerry Adams refused, believing that allowing the Hunger Strikes to continue benifited Sinn Fein
politically. The hunger strikes greatly worsened the political climate & led to many, many more deaths.