Lahardane - Ireland's 'Titanic Village'

Lahardane, Co. Mayo in the West of Ireland

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The rural village of Lahardane, in the parish of Addergoole is situated on the Crossmolina/Pontoon road, with beautiful fishing lake, Lough Conn, to the east and the Nephin mountain range towering resplendently to the west. Lahardane derives from the Gaelic 'leath ardán' meaning "half the hill" or "the gentle slope".

Lahardane lays claim to being 'Ireland’s Titanic Village' because of the enormity of lives lost from the parish on the ill-fated RMS Titanic's catastrophic maiden voyage. Addergoole parish suffered the single greates loss of lives, of any parish in Ireland, Fourteen people from Addergoole boarded the Titanic on Thursday 11th April 1912, at Queenstown (Cobh) in County Cork, and within days eleven of those fourteen had perished in the icy waters east of Newfoundland. Only three Addergoole parishioners survived the tragedy.

The Addergoole Titanic Society was established in November 2001 to commemorate the story of the 'Addergoole Fourteen', and a Mayo Titanic Cultural Week takes place from 8th - 15th April 2012. In advance of this, two specially commissioned stained glass windows have been installed in St Patrick’s Church, Lahardane.

Attractions

Fishing is one of the main attractions for visitors to this friendly Mayo village. Lahardane is only a short distance from Lough Conn and the smaller Lough Cullen, both of which are part of the great natural fishing waters of Ireland and famed worldwide for their large stocks of salmon and brown trout fished each year by avid anglers from many parts of the globe.

The visiting angler who makes Lahardane his base can also choose to fish the great river Moy where it flows through Foxford only a few miles away, or he can hire a boat and fish for salmon and sea-trout on nearby Lake Beltra, near Glenisland. Nearby Lough Levally will furnish his needs if he is interested in fishing for pike.

Within Easy Reach

  • Crossmolina: 9km
  • Foxford: 17km
  • Ballina: 21km
  • Castlebar: 27km
  • Ireland West Airport Knock: 51km