The monument was erected by
The Howth Fishermens Association
and commemorated the lives
of all persons lost at sea,
no matter where or no matter how.
[Representative memorial plaques follow]
Brian Faherty and Michael McDonogh
of The Lively Lady, In-More, Aran Islands
Lost at Sea, March 1st 1982 in Rossaveal.
Sadly missed by their families & friends
Ar dheis d? go raibh a nanam
In loving memory of the crew of
Joseph Rickard (Skipper),
Patrick Harford, Patrick O'Rourke,
Joseph Gaffney, Christopher Farren.
Who perished when their boat was sunk
by a German U-Boat off Lambay Island, on 30th March 1918.
Cadet Valere Begas
Aged 23 years
Lost in North Sea, 18th November 1939
Serving in Merchant Navy
Remembered with love by his family
John J. McAllister
died when the St. Ibar sank
on 30th October 1973
Our Lady, Star of the Sea, Pray for him.
[End of memorial plaques]
The Cross represents the Love of God,
The rode edge and shell motif, His nets.
The anchor reflects our dependence on Him,
The rock...the safety of the land,
The swirling stones...the dancers of the sea
The 12 sides...the months of the year
The hooped railing...the rise and fall of the waves.
Ag Ch?ost an mhuir
Ag Ch?ost an t-iasc
I l?ontaibh D? go gcastar sinn.
Christ of the Sea
Christ of the Fish
May we be gathered in the nets of God.
This monument was unveiled by
President Mary Robinson
on Tuesday 15th of March 1994
at 12-00 noon.
Quotations from the children of
Howth National School.
For those who never came back...
Stephen Lambert (age 12)
Although your light was washed away by water
you will always glow in our hearts...
Lisa Breen and Claire Moore (age 12)
Lost, but never to be forgotten...
Sinead Keegan(age 10),Claire McCormac(age 11),Selene Fagan (12)
In memory of those who died at sea...
Niamh McGrath (age 11)
Even though you were lost at sea
your spirits will always be with us...
Gillian O'Gallaghan (age 12)
Although you are dead and gone, your memory lives on.
Emily Wall (age 12)
For those lost at sea we will remember you with love
Brendan Lynch (age 11)
Monsignor Brendan Houlihan P.P.
Canon Cecil Hyland C.of I.
Dr. Michael Woods
Cllr. Michael Joe Cosgrave
Capt. Gaisford St.Lawrence
Capt. John Burrows M.M.
Senator Feargal Quinn
James Kilroy B.Arch.N.U.I.
Cllr. Liam Creaven
Nick Quigley, Margaret Vase,
Evelyn Sugrue, Marie O'Neill,
Mary Redmond, Evelyn O'Shea,
Elaine Mooney, Joan Milne,