Inflatbale Titanic stirs memories in Antrim
TO mark 100 years since hundreds of peoples died aboard the Titanic, Antrim Borough Council has provided mourners in Lough Shore park with a replica ship made of air and plastic. For added authenticity, the ship is “going dow” in “slide mode”.
Says the council: “Over the last three years during the spring and summer at Antrim Lough Shore Park, children’s activities have been provided by a private contractor. These include a miniature railway and various inflatables including a giant slide designed to replicate a ship. Last weekend the children’s activities were operating as normal. Neither the contractor nor the council intended this to cause offence to anyone.”
The ship sank 100 years ago. Is it too soon for such frivolities?
For those of you not able to shed a tear, have a dance and sock in the jacuzzi on the theme cruise over the mass grave, the Titanic slide might be as close as you get to the action. Says our man with the tickets: “Children first, then women and dads, if they can stand it.”