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|
|19/02/1890||Elizabeth||British||Outside Donegal Bay|
|05/05/1890||George Dundas||British||Carlingford Bar|
|18/10/1879||Bayard||Norwegian||Carnsore, Co Wexford.|
|09/11/1890||William & Mary||British||Co Antrim|
|16/07/1890||Matthew Owen||British||Co Dublin|
|12/10/1890||St Patrick||Shannon Estuary|
|25/03/1891||Jane Herbert||British||Dingle Harbour|
|05/06/1881||Argyll||British||Maidens, Antrim Coast|
|27/01/1904||Sunbeam||British||Glenbeigh Co. Kerry|
|30/12/1879||Brother Jonathan||British||Co Wexford|
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