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    Default Community model of the liner Lusitania

    A community will shortly unveil a huge scale model of the liner Lusitania, which was torpedoed 12 miles off its coast in 1915 with the loss of more than 1,100 lives.

    Finishing touches are being made to the 20ft long by 9ft high replica model, which will be unveiled in Coutmacsherry, Co Cork on July 14.

    It will be unveiled by author and historian Paddy O'Sullivan who has dived the wreck of the vessel on numerous occasions.

    On the day Courtmacsherry Community Centre will host an exhibition about the liner and 1912 Scott Expedition 'Antarctic Explorer'.

    The sinking of the liner by German U-Boat U-20 on May 7, 1915 was the catalyst for American's entry into World War One.

    Diarmuid Begley, a spokesman for the voluntary group building it, said once completed it will stand on a plinth at the picnic area on the approach to the village.

    Courtmacsherry Development Association was approached by the voluntary group last year with the idea for the project.

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