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It’s the world’s most famous ocean liner and most people know of its Irish connections but where are the best places to look if you want to find out more about Titanic?

Findmypast has a comprehensive collection of Titanic-related records available online including the White Star Line Officers books and the actual passenger lists from the ship’s ill-fated maiden voyage.

The city of Belfast is one of the best places in the world to learn more about Titanic. The fantastic Titanic Belfast exhibition offers visitors an interactive journey through the Titanic’s story from its inception to the sinking itself.

Cobh in County Cork, or Queenstown as it was then known, was the Titanic's last port of call before setting off across the Atlantic. The town also has a range of memorials to Titanic including the very popular Titanic Experience.

The Encyclopedia Titanica is another fantastic resource featuring facts and history of the ship, its crew and passengers.

For the more tech savvy among you there's an app called Titanic: Her Journey. The app collates the knowledge of the world's foremost Titanic experts in the most interactive way to date, from her construction in the docks of Belfast to the stories of those on board.


• Lahardane, in County Mayo, proportionately lost more lives in the 1912 disaster than anywhere else in the world. This article looks at the village still haunted by its loss.

• The tragic story of Titanic's children including Annie Kelly from Mayo.

• An interesting article on how the crew and the passengers of the Titanic ignored maritime superstitions.

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