Pictured signaling the moment 100 years after the Titanic passed Galley Head is light-keeper Gerard Butler. Pic: Denis Boyle

COMMUNITES along the West Cork coast are today (Wednesday) remembering the RMS Titanic’s fateful voyage which passed the West Cork coast 100 years ago.

West Cork would have been the last sighting of land for the passengers aboard the liner before she sank after hitting an iceberg in the mid-Atlantic with the loss of 1,514 lives.

The Titanic left Cobh at 2.30pm on the 11th of April 1912.

The Titianic at sea

Fires will be lit along the headlands of West Cork to commemorate the time the ship passed each headland.

Folklore has passed down through the generations of the fantastic sight of the ship steaming at 21knots along the coastline.

Numerous events will be organised along the coastline to remember this maritime tragedy.

The LE Roisín left Cobh at 10am this morning and is travelling along the route of the Titanic along the West Cork coast arriving at 5.30pm at tip of Beara Peninsula for the finally commemoration.

The public can follow the route of the L.E. Aisling P23 at www.marinetraffic.com/ais

Commemorations will be held and fires lit at Old Head, Seven Heads, Galley Head, Toe Head, Cape Clear, Crookhaven, Mizen Head, Sheep’s Head, Bere Island, Garranes, Crow Head and Dursey Head.