Belfast Telegraph

Victims of Armagh rail disaster to be remembered

By Amanda Ferguson

The victims of Ireland's worst ever rail disaster will be commemorated ahead of the 125th anniversary.

On June 12, 1889, 89 men, women and children died in the Armagh rail disaster.

It happened as the annual Armagh Methodist Church Sunday school excursion was heading to Warrenpoint.

Armagh Methodist Church will hold two special services and a Flowers and Arts weekend in the Abbey Street venue from June 6-8.

On Friday, June 6, the opening service will be conducted by former Methodist president, Rev Ken Todd. The closing service, featuring a school choir and the Armagh Old Boys Band, will take place on Sunday, June 8 with the current President, Dr Heather Morris, presiding.

A specially commissioned sculpture will also be unveiled on The Mall in Armagh city to commemorate all those who died and were injured.

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