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The Plassey Shipwreck – Aran Islands


Inisheer Island (Inis Oírr), Aran Islands, County Galway, Ireland

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Inisheer Island (Inis Oírr), Aran Islands, County Galway, Ireland

This stunning ship named the “Plassey” was a steam trawler built in the late 1940s. Unfortunately on the 8th March 1960, while sailing through Galway Bay carrying a cargo of whiskey, stained glass and yarn, she was caught in a severe storm and ran onto Finnis Rock on Inisheer Island. A group of local Islanders rescued the entire crew from the stricken vessel using a breeches buoy. Several weeks later a second storm washed the ship off the rock and drove her ashore on the island.

This wreck still lies on the shoreline and has become a local tourist attraction. She is also featured in the opening credits of the television series “Father Ted” as Inisheer is actually “Craggy Island” from which the series is based on

As you might have noticed 😉 Ive recently bought a new Drone for aerial photography & ive been around County Galway for almost a week. This is my first aerial image so I really hope you like it, as I will be adding some Drone images in between my regular images from now onwards just to show some new perspectives

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