Relatives of those who lost their lives in the SS Laurentic tragedy will this morning attend a wreath-laying ceremony being held in Donegal to mark the 101st anniversary of the vessel's sinking.

Over 350 drowned when the ship (pictured) sank in Lough Swilly on 25 January 1917 after hitting two German mines.

Ten families from Liverpool and Arklow will attend a wreath-laying ceremony being held in St Mura's Church of Ireland graveyard in Fahan where a number of whose who died are buried.

Also in attendance will be Commander Corey Bursey, the Canadian Naval Attache at the High Commission in London and 35 members of the Canadian Naval Association who will be flying in from Canada for the event.

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