A group of 14 neighbours from a small village in the parish of Addergoole in Co Mayo were among the 123 people who boarded Titanic at Cobh - attracted by the prospect of a better life overseas.
They travelled mostly in third class. Only three survived the disaster. Only one ever returned.
Because of this connection, Lahardane has been dubbed Ireland’s Titanic village.
One of its heroes is Patrick Canavan, who assisted in helping a number of women and children to safety after discovering a ladder leading to a higher deck.
He helped saved many lives but did not survive.
“When the third-class passengers had been locked down and the gates were closed, he rounded up people and brought them up to the lifeboat,” his nephew Tommy Canavan told UTV.
“He saved other lives but was unable to save his own.”
After six months of mourning, the people in the village buried their grief and didn't talk about the Titanic connection anymore for decades.