A cannon linked action to a fortune in gold has been unveiled at Downings…

first_imgNews WhatsApp 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North A cannon linked action to a fortune in gold has been unveiled at Downings Pier Twitter Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Facebook Pinterest Twitter A cannon linked to a fortune in gold has been unveiled as a tourist attraction at Downings Pier more than 90 years after it sank to the seabed 39 metres down in the mouth of Lough Swilly.The 7m-long gun weighing more than seven tons was lifted on to the pier at Downings 2½ years ago after a three-year salvage recovery operation headed by a team of local divers.It was lifted from the wreck of the 15,000-ton Laurentic, a luxury liner built in 1908 by Harland and Wolff in Belfast and sunk by German mines in January, 1917, shortly after sailing from Buncrana when on service as a first World War merchant cruiser.Fine Gael councillor Noel McBride, who persuaded Donegal County Council to donate €8,000 to the €15,000 cost of turning the gun into a tourist attraction, says the donation was money well spent.[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/noel.mp3[/podcast] Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic center_img Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest By News Highland – April 6, 2010 Google+ Google+ Previous articleReal IRA hint at upsurge in violence at Derry commemorationNext articleTanaiste met with stoney silence at TUI meeting News Highland Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img

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