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
01/01/1871  Coromandel  British  Cork 
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 
04/01/1916  Kelp  British  County Clare 
05/06/1881  Argyll  British  Maidens, Antrim Coast 
27/01/1904  Sunbeam  British  Glenbeigh Co. Kerry  
25/10/1879  Liberator  British  Co Sligo 
30/12/1879  Brother Jonathan  British  Co Wexford 
16/08/1879  Enterprise  British  Co Donegal 
21/08/1879  Amity  British  Cork Harbour 
30/09/1879  Primrose  British  Co Antrim 
18/10/1879  Baynard  Norwegian  Carnsore, Co Wexford. 
08/11/1879  Chrysolite  British  Co Donegal 
13/11/1879  Ladyland  British  Co Down 
17/11/1879  Acacia  British  Arranmore Island 
19/11/1879  Alice Woods  British  Dublin 
06/12/1879  Rankin  British  Co Down 
08/12/1879  Emerld  British  Co Antrim 
20/12/1879  Chevreuil  French  Co Wexford 
28/12/1879  Thomas Graham  British  Co Antrim 
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