He was only a few years older than them when he died in the sinking of the Titanic 100 years ago and now, the Mohill Foróige Club have taken on the task of fund-raising to erect a memorial to memory of Matthew Sadlier.
The group is planning to raise money to fund a memorial plaque for Matthew in the town.
A spokesperson for the group said that they were very interested in Matthew’s story and wished to ensure that his memory was not forgotten by future generations of Mohill and the wider Co Leitrim community.
The Leitrim Observer had previously the lack of a memorial to Matthew, Co Leitrim’s only victim of the this maritime disaster.
It is very heartening that the young people of this community are so willing to step up and start the ball rolling on a memorial for this young man.
Anyone who is interested in contributing to the very special memorial should contact Sarah O’Reilly, Community Development Worker at the Mohill Family Support Centre, Mohill, phone: (071) 9631253.
Titanic feast raises funds for charity
Meanwhile the Canal View Restaurant, Keshcarrigan hosted a lavish evening on Friday, April 20, aimed at re-creating the first class menu on the night that Titanic sank. As part of the event money was also collected for the Bundoran RNLI Lifeboats.
41 lucky guests were treated to an extraordinary 10 course dinner, dressing appropriately from a by-gone era and enjoying the opulence that was a hallmark of Titanic.
The event was the brainchild of Steve Taylor, the new owner of the restaurant and he enlisted Russian Pianist, Alla Crosbie and Noel of Oasis Music to add to the ambiance on the night.
Sweet Temptations also created a stunning Titanic cake for the occasion and there was memorabilia from the Titanic on display. Capping off proceedings Niall Kidd, Premier Wines, Newcastle West, designed a special wine list for the night.