Ballybofey link to Titantic exhibition

Added: 05-03-2012 13:57:47

A new exhibition about the Titanic includes the story of the uncle of a Ballybofey woman who died in the tragedy.

The story of Neal McNamee, the uncle of Mary Gallagher, is one of many highlighted at the exhibition in the Ulster American Folk Park in Omagh.

Neal (pictured) was born in Donegal and worked in Liptons in Londonderry. He was travelling with his wife Eileen, on his way to work for the company in New York when the ship went down in 1912 and claimed their lives.

Set in the context of European emigration, the exhibition uncovers the stories of steerage passengers, why they left for America and what happened to many of the 40 Irish survivors.

The exhibition, “Titanic: Window on Emigration” runs until January 26th, 2014 at the Ulster American Folk Park.

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