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Irish Shipwrecks hidden at Sea Revealed

Shipwrecks Ireland


A new website launched by the Irish Government’s Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht charts the position of thousands of shipwrecks sunk off the coast of Ireland.

The Department oversees the protection and preservation of cultural relics and heritage sites.

Many of the shipwrecks off the coast of Ireland have historical significance dating from medieval times to more recent word events like the World Wars.

We have screen shot Carlingford Lough from the website showing the exact location of shipwrecks in the shores off our coast in County Down and County Louth!

The commemoration of the centenary of the Connemara Retriever disaster can be see in the video below – the ships collided and sank on Carlingford Lough on the 3 November 1916!

Commemoration

The commemoration of the centenary of the Connemara Retriever disaster yesterday – the ships collided and sank on Carlingford Lough on the 3 November 1916!

Posted by What’s The Point? on Sunday, November 6, 2016

 

If you click on the wreck, you will be able to check out all known information about the vessel and when it sank!

Wreck View Interactive Map Ireland

This is a fascinating website and well worth a look!

Check it out the coast of Ireland Wreck Viewer Interactive Map

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