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Torr Head coastguards, 1930s. Inscription reads "taken on roof at Torr Head, 1930s"
My grandfather, Florence Patrick Walsh (Flor) second from left, born Co Cork, served at Valentia Island and then Ballycastle coastguard stations. He would often walk "over the hill" to Torr Head.
His son, Stephen, was lost at sea in December 1939, aged 24 years, when his ship, HMS Duchess was accidentally rammed by HMS Barham in thick fog off Rathlin Island. There was heavy loss of life.

Date: 05/06/2021
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#1 | Clare Pierson on 31/07/2021 00:40:33
Torr Head not far from Rathlin Island, is in County Antrim, not County Cork. My Great, Great Grandfather Daniel Sweeney was a Coast Guard - commissioned boatman, there from about 1857 and was drowned in 1868 after he had moved to Dunany not long before. Another distant relative, Loughlin McQuilkin was also at Torr Head, but I do not have the dates.
 

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