Great new publication on Cape Clear Islanders famous rescue of the Nestorian in 1917

We show the recently published comic history about the Nestorian rescue in 1917 called “The Greatest Film Never Made”, which is the true story of the daring rescue carried out by Cape Clear Islanders in 1917 as the Steamship foundered on the wild western side of the Island in a bad gale. With all the Nestorian’s lifeboats smashed by the storm, all hope was lost when the Cadogan and Daly families arrived on the scene at dawn and effected the rescue in a rowing boat, deftly handled by brave and accomplished oarsmen. Only one soul was lost and the survivors owed a lifelong depth of gratitude to the brave Cape Clear Islanders. The comic tells the story and readers will be glad to know that the efforts were rewarded by the highest of commendations and medals from the Royal National Lifeboat Institute. Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way has truly earned its name and this is only one of many stories of heroism, against the odds, not only from Cape Clear Island but all along our majestic Western seaboard. The comic will be available for only €1 in the Island’sTourist Office and Craft Shop and joins two similar publications on the amazing true story of the “Timoleague Chalice” and a general history of the Island. Of course there are also many more substantial books to choose from as well as nice crafts, T shirts and lots of other goodies. Céad fáilte go Cléire meaning (a hundred welcomes to Cape Clear Island).


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