The effect of the RMS Leinster sinking on Kingstown

As part of work for my MA in the History of the Family, I had to contribute a piece of original research to a collaborative public history project called Ports: Past & Present. I wrote about the effect of the sinking of the RMS Leinster on the community of Kingstown (now Dun Laoghaire). My ancestor Michael Joyce was aboard the ship when it was torpedoed in 1918, but he was lucky to survive. I previously wrote about his experience.

The anchor of the RMS Leinster on the seafront in Dun Laoghaire.
Photo copyright: Shane Wilson.