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Ireland Plassey Shipwreck

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MV Plassy, or Plassey, was a steam trawler launched in late 1940.
On 8 March 1960, while sailing through Galway Bay carrying a cargo of whiskey, stained glass and yarn, it was caught in a severe storm and ran onto Finnis Rock, Inisheer, Aran Islands.

A group of local Islanders, the Inisheer Rocket Crew, rescued the entire crew from the stricken vessel using a breeches buoy — an event captured in a pictorial display at the National Maritime Museum in Dún Laoghaire.

Several weeks later, a second storm washed the ship off the rock and drove it ashore on the island.

The wreck still lies on the shoreline and is a tourist attraction.

Travel Information

We took a boot from Doolin Harbor to the island.
From you landing point you can walk to the wreck (15-20 minutes) or take a horse couch (~10 minutes)
Crowd Factor Just a few people
Best Timing Summer
Sunrise & Sunset 08:36 - 17:01 | current local time: 10:35
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