September 2015 - Cobh Ireland
We visited the Cobh Heritage Centre and I was intrigued by these bonnets and found out the following.
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In 2013 a Blessing of the Bonnets' took place at the St Colman's Cathedral, Cobh, County Cork. Bonnets will be blessed. After the service,the bonnets were taken through Cobh to the Cobh Heritage Centre where the bonnets remain as a permanent installation. 150 bonnets representing the women aboard the ill-fated ship the 'Neva' and their 34 babies and children. Only 6 of these women survived as also did 9 crew (including the captain).
Ann Cullen from County Laois (formerly Queens County) and Margaret Drury from County Roscommon.
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