Captain Roberts of the Sirius, A MONUMENT in Passage West, in dire need of conservation

Church of Ireland, Passage East

Monument to Captain Roberts of the Sirius, in the graveyard of the Church of Ireland, Passage West

 Monument to Captain Roberts of the Sirius, in the graveyard of the Church of Ireland, Passage West; The Cork ship ‘Sirius’, was the first steamer to cross the Atlantic, it sailed from Cobh in 1838.

Monument to Robert of the Sirius . in Church of Ireland graveyard, Passage East: in urgent need of conservation. in Church of Ireland graveyard, Passage West: in urgent need of conservation.This boat-shaped sculpture was made by
Monument to Captain Roberts of the Sirius. in Church of Ireland graveyard, Passage West: in urgent need of conservation. This boat-shaped sculpture was made by
4 Responses “Captain Roberts of the Sirius, A MONUMENT in Passage West, in dire need of conservation” →

  1. andy gardner

    July 27, 2012

    is this his grave or just a monument put up in his honour?

    Reply
    • hi Andy, It is a Monument to Captain Roberts. He captained the SS President when it was lost on a journey from the United States of America to the United Kingdom in March 1841.

      Reply

  2. Brendan Roberts

    December 3, 2012

    He was lost at sea? The reason i ask, a few great uncles have traced our lineage via ancestry.com and I have been told he is my great, great grandfather. Any information you can give, or perhaps websites to search would be greatly appreciated.

    Reply
    • HI brendan

      where do you live? there are some of Captain Roberts relatives living in Monkstown, County Cork. I can email you details?

      Reply

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