Iolaire Memorial
Iolaire Memorial
4.5
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Alasdair C
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK40 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
Important memorial to such a tragic loss of life at the end of WW1. Very sad. Must have had huge impact on island communities.
Written 27 August 2023
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Tony M
57 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Nice well kept memorial statue ! Very meaningful and exeptionally clean ! Very clear writing and very well maintained !
Written 25 October 2022
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Neil M
Scotland, UK112 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
We were here about 5 years ago when it was the old memorial. This new one is much more fitting and worth a visit to something that few people know about.
Written 16 September 2022
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PhilipM1234
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Well worth a visit to learn about the terrible disaster of the sinking of the Iolare on new year's eve 1918. Many servicemen, returning home at the end of the firs world war lost their lives when the ship sank, just 50 yards from the coast. Very moving.
Written 28 July 2022
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Campbell B
20 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
To have survived the horrors of WWI only to succumb within sight and so close to home was so tragic it is hard to comprehend. The islands had already lost a lot of their menfolk and this hammer blow put the viability of a lot of the smaller farming communities in peril.
There is a good book on the event called "When I heard the Bell" which I bought in a local bookshop, The Baltic, once back in town.
Written 23 July 2022
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Colin Buist
Macduff, UK32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Very thought provoking when you see a slate for every man lost in the disaster with their name inscribed on them. Local man strimming the grass and tending to the memorial was a great thing to see too . Well done to those who look after the memory of the poor souls who perished so close to home.
Written 14 July 2022
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Johndd21
Bournemouth, UK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
A really important memorial to a tragic event at the end of the First World War that has devoted the whole of th island
Written 28 April 2022
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DonkScotland
Scotland193 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Couples
Having read a fair bit about this tragedy, we had to visit. It was a windy day in June, and it didn't bear thinking about what it must have been like in a midwinter storm. And what was most appalling of all was to realise just how incredibly close to shore the Iolaire was when it ran onto the rocks. To have survived four years of war, only to die within yards of your home is just unimaginable - both for the men who perished and the families who were awaiting their arrival with such joy and anticipation. A sombre but essential visit.
Written 29 June 2021
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Margo H
25 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
The bleak weather seemed somehow fitting for our visit to this memorial to a horrific tragedy which unfolded so close (in space and time) to home, for hundreds of men who had already been through the horrors of war. The impact on the affected families - all across the islands - can barely be imagined. This memorial is a fitting tribute.
Written 1 June 2021
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Sujata410tt
Fort Lauderdale, FL925 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
This memorial overlooks a spot out in the ocean that saw a tragedy after WW1 which affected most Island families. When you look out at the spot in the sea where a ship capsized so close to land and realize how many lives were lost, the tragedy still moves you. I felt that the simplicity of the memorial is appropriate for the event it marks.
Written 2 February 2020
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