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“Magheraclogher Strand” – Resting Place of The Bad Eddie Shipwreck


Magheraclogher Strand, Bunbeg, Gweedore, County Donegal, Ireland

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Bunbeg, Gweedore, County Donegal, Ireland

In these shallow waters you can see the famous ‘Cara Na Mara’ (Friend of the sea) or ‘Bád Eddie’ shipwreck resting on Magheraclogher bay along Donegal’s Wild Atlantic Way. The ‘Cara Na Mara’ fishing vessel ran into trouble during stormy seas in the early 1970s. The remains of the boat are deteriorating rapidly, especially since June 2009 when the alleged “worst storm in living memory” hit the area. Sadly now one half of the boat is almost gone completely. Her days are now numbered as she is in really poor condition & it’s only a matter of months before it is broken up & taken by the sea forever 

I grew up visiting this ship with my parents and nowadays I take my own family down to see her. I believe that this wreck is the most famous in all Ireland. I’ve even talked to tourists that travelled all the way from the United States to Donegal just to visit and photograph this shipwreck!

Thankfully “Bad Eddie” will always be remembered through people’s memories & Photographs for generations to come….

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