Irish Shipwrecks

Irish Shipwrecks database is a searchable database of ship wrecks on and off the Irish Coast. The intent of this site is to provide maritime researchers and wreck divers with information pertaining to the numerous shipwrecks around the coast of Ireland and to increase awareness of this valuable historical and recreational resource.

The material on this site has been obtained from original sources such as Admiralty and Board of Trade Wreck Returns, The Life Boat Journal, Lloyd's List and contemporary newspapers rather than from recently published books or other maritime websites.

It should be noted that many of these ship wrecks involved wooden vessels which ran ashore where they broke up. Little if any of the wreck would survive considering the nature of the Irish Coast and the severe Atlantic weather. Any remains on or near the shore would likely be eroded over time by wave action. Only vessels which sank in relatively deep water or sheltered bays away from Harbours and shipping lanes are likely to remain in place and intact.

We welcome any relevant information, and are especially interested in wreck locations GPS or Lat & Long , depths, condition and any stories relating to dives on Irish wreck sites.


Latest Irish Ship Wreck Updates
Date Lost Name Nationality Location
13/12/1759  Elizabeth  British  Shannon Estuary 
01/09/1786  Jackson  British  Shannon Estuary 
30/04/1814  Alice  British  Shannon Estuary 
29/11/1833  City Of Limerick  British  Ballybunion 
17/06/1908  Bedouin  British  Off Kinsale 
12/03/1861  Ariosto  British  White Strand Miltown Malbay 
24/04/1945  Monmouth Coast  British  Sligo 
07/10/1889  Ithuriel  British  Kenmare River 
07/10/1889  Heros  Norwegian  Galway Bay 
07/10/1889  Irene  British  Ballybunion 
24/09/1889  Lousia  British  Island Magee 
18/01/1890  Latona  British  off Tuskar 
19/02/1890  Elizabeth  British  Outside Donegal Bay 
05/05/1890  George Dundas  British  Carlingford Bar 
20/12/1894  Garnock  British  At Sea 
18/10/1879  Bayard  Norwegian  Carnsore, Co Wexford. 
01/01/1871  Coromandel  British  Cork 
01/06/1867  Assaye  British  Off Tuskar 
09/11/1890  William & Mary  British  Co Antrim 
01/11/1888  Georgina  British  Glenarm 
16/07/1890  Matthew Owen  British  Co Dublin 
12/10/1890  St Patrick    Shannon Estuary 
09/02/1891  Hera  Norway  County Wexford 
13/02/1891  Hero  British  Loop Head 
25/03/1891  Jane Herbert  British  Dingle Harbour 
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