Moves to protect Kerry shipwreck displaced by storm

Jan 10 2014 Posted by Office Administraton

Irish Times Article

The National Monuments Service is moving to protect the shipwreck of a 19th century schooner from souvenir hunters after recent storms displaced it, 111 years on from when it ran aground.

The Sunbeam – which had remained on the same spot on Rossbeigh beach, Co Kerry since January 28th, 1903 – has been one of the most photographed structures on the strand for generations.

Local woman Brenda Cahill said it has been moved 300 yards up the beach.

Over the past four days, people have begun to hack and remove pieces of the wood from the 84-tonne, 1860s schooner, which was on its way from Kinvara to Cork when it was driven ashore by gales more than a century ago

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