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    Fethard Lifeboat Disaster

    Fethard Lifeboat Disaster

    The Fethard Lifeboat Disaster claimed the lives of 9 local men and one Norwegan 100 years ago this week. In a brief respite from last week’s storms, Orla Rapple travelled to the village of Fethard in Co. Wexford to hear this story of bravery and tragedy.     Helen Blake Lifeboat On Friday, 20 February, 1914, a Norwegian schooner, The Mexico with a crew of ten went aground off the Keeragh Islands off the Wexford Coast. Within a short time, the Fethard Lifeboat was at the scene - but it was lashed by a mighty wave and smashed to pieces. Nine of ...


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