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
14/08/1913  Mary  British  Clare 
22/02/1889  Secil Angola  Panama  Atlantic 
15/02/1940  Steinstad  Norwegian  Galway 
28/05/1941  Mashona  British  Galway 
09/08/1941  Cape Rodney  British  Atlantic 
12/08/1915  Osprey  British  Approx 30nm off Inismore 
01/10/2000  An Oriant  French  Atlantic 
15/05/1999  Oileann Cleire  Irish  Atlantic 
12/03/1834  Triton  British  Shannon Estuary 
25/02/1855  Helena Thecula  Dutch  Doonbeg 
25/12/1836  Mercator  British  Doonbeg 
31/05/1918  Pretty Polly  British  Off Roundstone 
13/01/2010  Ortegal Uno  German  Atlantic 
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 
27/01/1940  Caerphilly Castle  British  Atlantic 
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 
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