A COMMEMORATION was held in Cratloe last Sunday to mark the death of Daniel Keane who was on board the Titanic ship when it sank.

112 years ago this week, Daniel Keane, a thirty five year old from Gallows Hill in Cratloe was one of the passengers on board the Titanic.

Daniel travelled as a second class passenger. He planned to resettle to the United States joining thousands of other Irish people in Manhattan. In the months preceding his departure and untimely death, Daniel worked as a tram conductor in Dublin.

Prayers were offered up to Daniel at mass in Cratloe on Sunday morning while some of his descendants including Pascal Keane and Michael O’Gorman travelled to Gullet Cross in Cratloe on Sunday morning to mark 112 years since his death.

Members of the Keane family including Tony Keane, Kenneth Keane, Alison Keane and Marian Keane Nolan still live locally.

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