Tours from Home: Irish Historian Presents Titanic, From its Last Port of Call

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On this online tour live from County Cork, Ireland, visit the last port of call of Titanic where the last 123 passengers embarked and find out who, after its massive tragedy, lived to tell their story. In the company of this acclaimed historian and lifelong Titanic researcher, Dr. Michael Martin, gain perspective on some of the captivating elements of this “unsinkable” ship. Listen in as he addresses popular narratives about the Titanic. His years of research will reveal some dark conclusions about what happened that fateful night. One might say that County Cork, Ireland is a place where epic stories of fate are born. In a tale not even acclaimed Irish writer (and Cork native) Frank O'Connor himself could conjure - the story of Cork Harbor is a site of forever goodbyes. On this extremely moving, Spotlight Series, join passionate Titanic researcher and expert storyteller, Dr. Michael Martin as he leads us on a poignant odyssey to the small maritime town of Cobh, the last port of call before the RMS Titanic set sail across the Atlantic.

Highlights

  • Created with Sketch.International speaker, and expert historian Dr. Micheal Martin from Cork, Ireland, will lead us through the improbable history of Cork Harbor - the Titanic’s last port of call.
  • Created with Sketch.Learn the hidden truth and submerged secrets of RMS Titanic from a prolific researcher and passionate historian.
  • Created with Sketch.Hear the common stories and real experiences of the Irish immigrants who journeyed to the United States.
  • Created with Sketch.Ask your personal expert questions that arise during your tour.
  • Created with Sketch.Connect to this live online experience from the comfort of your home.
  • Created with Sketch.Receive a $25 voucher with every online booking for future tours around the world.

A tribute to the individuals, to whom many of us owe our heritage today

Ireland. The winter of 1892. A young girl from Cork, Annie Moore arrived at the harbor fitted in her Sunday best with her two younger brothers at her side. Before them, a journey that would be taken millions of times. They would spend the next twelve days aboard the S.S. Nevada, navigating the waters of the Atlantic Ocean in order to reach their parents, who had arrived in New York two years earlier. Annie’s arrival was no small moment in American history. Her story is only one of the twelve million immigrants who arrived at Ellis Island. But Annie’s particular story is quite exceptional. You may say that she is story number one in twelve million - the very first person processed at the newly opened Ellis Island on New Year’s Day, 1892.

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Ireland. The winter of 1892. A young girl from Cork, Annie Moore arrived at the harbor fitted in her Sunday best with her two younger brothers at her side. Before them, a journey that would be taken millions of times. They would spend the next twelve days aboard the S.S. Nevada, navigating the waters of the Atlantic Ocean in order to reach their parents, who had arrived in New York two years earlier. Annie’s arrival was no small moment in American history. Her story is only one of the twelve million immigrants who arrived at Ellis Island. But Annie’s particular story is quite exceptional. You may say that she is story number one in twelve million - the very first person processed at the newly opened Ellis Island on New Year’s Day, 1892.

This exceptional live tour illuminates the plight of the immigrant through small town Irish life where the pursuits of life and liberty propelled ordinary individuals to do incredible things. As our expert delivers personal visuals, heavily researched theories, and engrossing tidbits of this small community, a massive ship, and a tragedy that created the “Unsinkable Molly Brown”.

Explore the tragic story of Ireland’s largest loss of life to one particular family, that of Margaret Rice and her five children. Hear the details of what happened and the incredible way the matriarch was identified. Meet the beloved Milvena Deane, Titanic’s youngest survivor who retold to Dr. Martin in clarifying detail her account of the lifeboat station on the night of April 14, 1912.

Learn the intriguing story of RMS Lusitania, the largest ship in the world at time of her construction, and the incredible rescue mission that took place after being torpedoed just within eyesight of the harbor.

No matter your heritage, this tour is a touching tribute to generations of individuals from across the world who rose to the occasion, that took the treacherous journey from home so many of us can celebrate in our heritage today. But there were those whose journeys ended much too soon. And to them, this live online tour is dedicated.

In addition, for every online booking, you'll receive a $25 Walks voucher valid for use over the next two years!

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